I sing because I'm not wrinkled

Born in 1832 in Craven County, North Carolina, Sarah Boone made her name by inventing the ironing board. Boone was a rarity during her time, a female African-American inventor. In her patent application, she wrote that the purpose of her invention was "to produce a cheap, simple, convenient and highly effective device, particularly adapted to be used in ironing the sleeves and bodies of ladies' garments." Prior to that time, most people ironed using a board of wood rested across a pair of chairs or tables. She was living in New Haven, Connecticut, when her patent was granted in 1892. She died in 1904.


Florida Avenue Baptist Church

623 Florida Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20001

Tel:| (202) 667-3409  Fax:| (202) 483-4009

CHURCH VISION

Florida Avenue Baptist Church is a vibrant, vital, joyful, and challenging congregation making a difference in the lives of people, the community and the world. 

CHURCH MISSION

As a mixed multitude of people called by God to become disciples of Jesus the Christ, Lord and Savior, it is the purpose of this church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to be a community growing in faith where the Word of God is lived everyday.

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