Black People : Dr Herbert Smitherman

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Kemetstry, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    20,950
    Likes Received:
    5,248
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Chemist
    Location:
    Detroit
    Ratings:
    +6,135
    [​IMG]
    Did you know that Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap were all created by an African-American Man? I have talked about D...r. Herbert Smitherman Sr. before on The African History Network Show before. In 2011 I spoke at an 8th grade graduation and told the audience about him to show them their potential. Most of the audience including parents had never heard of him and were amazed by his story. Dr. Herbert Smitherman was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who led the way for other African-Americans at the prestigious company in the 1960s. He was the first black person with a doctorate hired at Proctor & Gamble. With a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, Dr. Smitherman developed a number of incredibly popular patents, including Crest toothpaste, Safeguard soap, Bounce fabric softeners, Biz, Folgers Coffee and Crush soda, to name a few. Not only are they still on the shelves, but many of them are on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center in the featured exhibit, “America I AM: The African-American Imprint.” Nicknamed the “Jackie Robinson of Proctor & Gamble,” Dr. Smitherman spent 29 years there before turning in his labcoat to work as a professor at Wilberforce University. But after serving at the historically black college, Smitherman turned his attention to starting a high school called the Western Hills Design Technology School to help black students perform better in math and science. A child of the south, Dr. Smitherman’s family lived in Birmingham, Alabama, where his father served as a reverend. A young Smitherman would see his father’s church burn down twice during their push for voting registration and voting rights. He died on Oct. 9, 2010. Read more here: http://blackhistorymonth.blackamericaweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=562:dr-herbert-smitherman&catid=112:general&Itemid=292 http://cincinnatiherald.our-hometown.com/news/2010-10-16/Front_Page/Dr_Herbert_C_Smitherman_Sr_broke_barriers_at_PG_wa.html TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show with host Michael Imhotep, (Special Day) Sunday, Dec. 29th, 8:00pm-11:00pm EST. We'll discuss "Kwanzaa: What is Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) - Economic Empowerment for African-Americans in 2014". Listen to the show at http://tobtr.com/s/5861041 or by phone LIVE at (914) 338-1375. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/220223098136637/See More


    .
     
  2. butterfly#1

    butterfly#1 going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,944
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +2,204
    Yes, I know of him. I was thinking that some would be surprised at the accomplishment of our people.

    The many inventions, used by us everyday, invented by one of us. Maybe, we can start a thread naming
    inventions by our people as we run across them. I think that would be interesting and educational, if such
    a thread doesn't already exist.
     
  3. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    20,950
    Likes Received:
    5,248
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Chemist
    Location:
    Detroit
    Ratings:
    +6,135


    It's been done. Right around Black History Month, someone will bring it up. Add to it





    ..
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Herbert Smitherman
  1. RAPTOR
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    364
  2. oldsoul
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    676
  3. dstny

    Dessert Cookie Cake Recipe : Orange Sherbert Salad

    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    2,664

Users found this page by searching for:

  1. Dr Herbert Smitherman Chemist