Otis Boykin receives a patent on a versatile, durable, inexpensive electrical resistor, which would find use in such devices as radios, TVs, computers and guided missiles. It was but one of many contributions to electronics by Boykin, who also invented a regulating device for a heart pacemaker.
* Short biography of Boykin (from MIT): @
* Short biography (from the book "African Americans in Science, Math and Invention"): @
* Documents and drawings from United States Patent Office: @