This is my design team piece for the lastest TIOT challenge which is inventors. I triedx to look up some female inventors and found only 28 on wikipeda. I was stunned, however women could not have patents in their own right for centuries, when it was legal even then it was really hard for a woman to have the invention in her own name.
So for Sarah E Goode (1850 -1905) to be one of the first Afro American women to have a patent is a massive achievement in it's own right. Sarah invented the cabinet bed which folded into a cabinet that could hold staionary and other items when not in use. She and her husband owned a furniture shop and found that their customers did not have space. Hence the quote.