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Published on Nov 22, 2008
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 - Inventors of 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