Marjorie Stewart Joyner-Black History Is Everyone’s History
Where We All Come From
Marjorie Stewart Joyner
Did you know that Joyner was the first Black to patent the permanent waving machine and the first black woman to receive a patent for an invention? Joyner also co-founded the United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association and she organized the first Bud Billiken Day Parade in 1929; Joyner was an employee of Madame C.J. Walker but had a vision of her own that took her to higher heights including earning her Bachelor’s degree from Bethune-Cookman College in 1973 at age seventy-seven.