Elijah J. McCoy

Elijah J. McCoy, born May 2, 1844, was a Black Canadian–American inventor and engineer.  McCoy was born  to George and Mildred McCoy who had escaped from Kentucky to Canada via the Underground Railroad.  In 1847, the family returned to the U.S., settling in Ypsilanti, Michigan.   At age 15, McCoy traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland for an […]