Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salute to Black History: The Real McCoy (Literally!)


We hear that saying all of the time. Whenever someone wants to validate something as authentic or legit- they refer to them as the Real McCoy. It stems from the son of former slave owners, Elijah McCoy.

Elijah (1884-1929) was a mechanical engineer and inventor. He's most known for his invention of his steam engine lubricator. That among his other industrial inventions are what coined the expression, "The Real McCoy"! Dope right?!

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