7 Inventions That Wouldn’t Exist If It Weren’t For Black Women

4. Menstrual Pads Would Not Exist Without Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner

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Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner was an American inventor most notably recognized for her development of the sanitary belt. However, racism prevented the adoption of the belt for thirty years (source: Wikipedia). Current menstrual pads are possible because of Mary Beatrice Kenner’s invention.


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