Today we highlight, inventor and engineer Lonnie Johnson from Tuskegee University. Johnson is the inventor of one of the world’s most sold toys ever, the super soaker water gun. On top of being an inventor, he joined the Air Force and worked for NASA.
Tuskegee University is in Tuskegee, Alabama, and has educated notable alumni like Tom Joyner, Lionel Richie, and even George Washington Carver.
Listen to hear more about LJ from around the way, as Rock T named him.
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HBCU Community Upset Netflix’s CEO Donated $120 Million To Only Spelman and Morehouse
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How it’s over 100 HBCUs and y’all keep donating to the same 3??????— K. Kemp, M.S., M.Ed. (@MsKKemp) June 17, 2020
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I’m not mad about Spelman and Morehouse receiving 120 million... I’m mad that 120 million could’ve have been divided amongst more than 2 HBCUs...— bleek gilliam (@alanamikia) June 17, 2020
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HBCUs that could have used some of that $120 million:— Booker G. Washington (@TendentiousG) June 17, 2020
Coahoma Community College
Tennessee State University
South Carolina State
Lincoln U PA
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Y’all do know its 105 other HBCUs right? There’s more HBCUs than just Morehouse, Spelman, and Howard. 🤒 https://t.co/d6yDY2nvDo— URGENCY 2021 🎬™️ (@_DashawnJ_) June 17, 2020
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There’s HBCUs that are literally on the brink of shutting down but y’all donate to the schools with the $700 million endowments....... ok, lol.— dmx’s daughter (@sharonbmills) June 17, 2020
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Stop saying you’re donating to “HBCUs” if you’re only donating to the same tired 3. Say their names. 😂— Booker G. Washington (@TendentiousG) June 17, 2020
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Howard, Hampton, Morehouse, and Spelman does not equal “HBCUs.”— Booker G. Washington (@TendentiousG) June 10, 2020
There are 107 HBCUs.
Just because those 4 enjoy the most white name recognition, and/or you buy into what you think is prestige, or you couldn’t afford them, does not make them “THEE HBCUs.”
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120 million to 3 HBCUs private at that versus splitting with a number of HBCUs or maybe all of em would’ve been more practical. But when you only show favor to the same institutions that is just a public exhibition of elitism and classism had amongst HBCUs which is divisive af.— Meka VandrΩss 🐶💉⚡️ (@Meka_Lullaby) June 18, 2020
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This donation could’ve been split evenly among every HBCU and they each would’ve got $1.12 Million ($1,121,495.327102804)— Daric C. (he/him/his) (@ODtheMC) June 17, 2020