Iula O. Carter is a teacher, inventor, and writer with a special passion for nurturing creativity in children. She taught in the Dayton Public School system for over 20 years and published two books. She is however, perhaps best known as an inventor. In 1960, she received the US patent for the ”portable nursery chair” and in 1990, she was authorized to establish a date and affiliate of the National Patent Law Association. This nonprofit group fosters the development, training, and education of minority business persons in the patent, copyright and trademark areas. They publish and disseminate information about patents, copyrights and trademarks to minority groups.