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Black History in Your Kitchen

Black History Quiz is a weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and the
Black History Quiz
Black History in Your Kitchen
By Jim Stroud • Issue #61 • View online
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Chemist Dennis W. Weatherby will forever be associated with one of the United States’ most well known household cleaning products, a certain automatic dishwasher detergent.
Born in Brighton, Alabama in 1960, Weatherby attended Central State University (CSU) in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1982. From there he moved on to the University of Dayton where he completed a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 1984.
Soon after finishing his studies, Weatherby began working for the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a process engineer. Almost immediately he had a major breakthrough at the company at the age of just 27. He was given a chance to lead a team to create a new consumer product and the result was a lemon-scented, liquid dishwashing detergent that would become an instant and long-term success.
Can you guess the name of the product he created?
Dennis Weatherby
Dennis Weatherby
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While working for Procter & Gamble in the 1980s, Weatherby patented lemon-scented Cascade, a detergent with a new chemical formula that would not stain dishes, unlike the detergents of the previous decade. As the founding director of Auburn University’s Minority Engineering Program, he made Auburn one of the top universities for graduating African Americans in the field of engineering.
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