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Sarah Goode was an African American business lady and furniture maker. Her invention of the folding bed-cum-stationery cabinet became a wonder to the American society. Sarah Goode was born in the year 1855 in Toledo, Ohio. She was the second child of Oliver and Harriet Jacobs. She adopted the name Goode after her marriage. Her father was a furniture maker. In 1870 after the American civil war the family went to live in Chicago. She did not have a formal education. Like most children of her era, finding a school for black children was unlikely. Black children learned a trade from their family members. Goode learned carpentry and furniture making. Sarah met her future husband to be in Chicago. Archibald Goode was a native of Virginia. The two got married in 1880. It was here that she changed her name to Sarah Elisabeth Goode. The couple got six children, but only three of them survived infant mortality. After she got married, she opened up a furniture store with the help of her husband. Her carpenter husband helped out in the making of the
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