The Real McCoy

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DOI: 10.5040/9781770917095.00000006
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (5) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Elijah McCoy, born in Canada to runaway American slaves, showed so much promise in school that he won a scholarship to study mechanical engineering at Edinburgh University. McCoy moved to the US, where no one believed a black man could be an engineer and so he was set to stoking boilers. Nevertheless, McCoy devised a solution to one of the greatest problems facing steam locomotion that was sold worldwide with the marketers' proviso that McCoy's race be concealed.

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Playwrights Canada Press

Andrew Moodie

ISBN: 9780887549885

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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