Marjorie Joyner dies at the age of 98

December 27

On December 27, 1994, Marjorie Joyner died at the age of 98.

Marjorie Joyner was a well-known inventor, entrepreneur and beautician during the 1900s. In 1928, Joyner patented a wave machine that gave black women an easier and more efficient way to straighten their hair. Marjorie Joyner worked closely with other influential women like Madam C.J. Walker.


Marjorie Joyner. Lemelson. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2022, from

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