Michigan and the American Dream Michigan's most famous innovators
Michigan & The American Dream tells the inspiring stories of innovators - ordinary people who beat the odds and changed our lives with their successes. See how these pioneers with big dreams turned their visions into a reality that, in one form or another, has made life more convenient for all of us!
Andre Blay - Father of the home video Elizabeth P. MacDonald and Naomi Stenglein -
Spic and Span Elijah McCoy - A post-Civil War African-American who invented the oil lubricating cup better known as "The Real McCoy" Perry and Ben Feigenson - Creators of Faygo soda pop Dr. William E. Upjohn - Inventor of the dissolvable pill Anna Bissell - America's first female CEO Edwin Shoemaker and Edward Knabusch - Makers of the La-Z-Boy chair Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, Hervey Parke, and George Davis - Founders of Parke-Davis pharmaceuticals Orville Gibson - America's Stradivarius of Guitars and Mandolins Dr. Alexa Canady - First and youngest African-American female neurosurgeon