INDUSTRY: Through the Color Barrier

A whirring, horse-drawn reaper lurched through a field of grain on a Virginia farm one day in 1831. Beside it marched two men, one white, one black. The white man was Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the first practical reaper. The Negro was his slave Jo Anderson, whose devoted work had helped perfect the machine. In the 123 years since, Inventor McCormick's International Harvester Co. has not forgotten the way its founder and Jo Anderson worked together. This week, in Manhattan, the National Urban League honored International Harvester with its "Industrial Statesmanship"...

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