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Jan Matzeliger2

  1. 1. Jan Ernest Matzeliger <ul><li>The inventor of the shoe laster. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Childhood Family <ul><li>Was born in 1852 </li></ul><ul><li>Was not born in America </li></ul><ul><li>Mother, Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>Father, Dutch engineer </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Shoe Laster <ul><li>Made it out of scraps </li></ul><ul><li>Made 700 shoes a day </li></ul><ul><li>An expert person who made shoes could make 50 a day </li></ul>
  4. 4. Death <ul><li>Died 1889 </li></ul><ul><li>Died at age 27 of tuberculoses </li></ul><ul><li>Was not mourned for because he was an African American </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thankyou

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