Sweet Dreams, Sarah: From Slavery to Inventor
Date: June 2019
Duration: 0 hours 26 minutes
Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a United States patent. Working in her husband's furniture store, she recognized the need for a multi-use bed and, through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a life far away from slavery-a life where her sweet dreams could come true.