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Hidden Black History Fred Jones The Forgotten Genius
Frederick McKinley Jones was an African-American inventor, entrepreneur, winner of the National Medal of Technology, and an inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. His innovations in refrigeration brought great improvement to the long-haul transportation of perishable goods. He cofounded Thermo King.
Born: May 17, 1893, Cincinnati, OH
Died: February 21, 1961, Minneapolis, MN
Awards: National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Organization founded: Thermo King