Dr. Joseph N. Jackson | 2nd Annual Digital Black History Month Education Campaign (Day XI)

We are pleased to share day XI of 540’s 2nd Annual Digital Black History Month Education Campaign

Dr. Joseph N. Jackson | Inventor

Name: Dr. Joseph N. Jackson
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: Harvey, “Jefferson Parish”, Louisiana.

  • Masters in Business Administration from Columbia College
  • PhD Applied Science and Technology from Glendale University in Santa Fe, NM


  • Joined the United States Army at the age of 18
  • Scientist, businessman, and humanitarian
  • Co-founder of the Black Inventions Museum, Inc.

About Dr. Joseph N. Jackson

Dr. Joseph N. Jackson is one of the most famous Black inventors in America. Jackson joined the United States Army at the age of 18.  At the age of 17 he went to work as an oil field tool maintenance helper. He was accepted in the United States Army at the age of 18.  He went to television repair school at night, and later  owned and operated a Radio and Television Repair Shop part-time for 7 years in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His early efforts led to the precursor of the V-Chip, technology that is used in the television industry to block out violent and objectionable programs that could be seen by young children. Mr. Jackson is the creator of the Programmable Television Receiver Controllers and other innovative devices for the television industry. He is the holder of at least 6 issued U.S. Patents in the area of telecommunications and Fertility Prediction Devices for females, as well as several copyrights, trademarks, and Pending Patents in the area or Aircraft security and Tracking Systems.

“Everyone who has enjoyed the use of their programmable VCR, DVR, TIVO, and television remote controllers owes a thank you to Dr. Joseph N. Jackson”

About the Campaign

Every day throughout the month of February 540Blog will devote space to sharing Little Known Facts About Black Americans Throughout History. For us every month is Black History Month but we recognize and support the continuous need to take time and space to put a special spotlight on the accomplishments of Black and brown Americans from all ethnicities that have literally changed the course of history and yet have legacies that are not know by the masses.


  1. The Black Detour
  2. The Black Inventions Museum 
  3. Rising Africa 


Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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