Celebrating Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner

In celebration of Women's History Month Beauty and the City highlights Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner. 

Kenner is an African American inventor known for the development of the first Sanitary belt. This was an adjustable belt with a built in moisture proof napkin pocket. This development came at a time when women were using pads and rags during their periods. This invention was meant to make this process much healthier for women but unfortunately due to racism this invention did not immediately take off.

However over thirty years after she had invented the Sanitary belt it began to be used by the masses and she was able to receive patents for her work.

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