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BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS
African American Inventors... Black history inventors are listed alphabetically: use the A to Z index bar to navigate and select or just browse the many listings.
Andrew Beard ... Andrew Beard was an African-American inventor. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio for his work on railroad coupler design.
Benjamin Banneker... Benjamin Banneker was a free African American astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, almanac author and farmer.
Benjamin Bradley... Benjamin Bradley was born a slave in Maryland, around 1830. At the time, it was against the law to teach a slave to read or write. Bradley was able to learn anyway, perhaps taught by his master's children. Young Bradley was also good at mathematics and showed a natural talent for making things.
Black Inventors A-Z... Black inventors the biographes - inventions and photos of inventors from George Edward Alcorn to Granvile Woods.
Charles Drew... Developer of techniques for storing and transfusing blood plasma.
Charles Richard Drew... Fascinating facts about Charles Richard Drew inventor of the Blood Bank in 1940.
Charles W. Buggs... He conducted special research on why some bacteria (germs) do not react to certain medicines.
Christopher Cooper... Cooper-Product.com is the leading mobile accessories cleaning innovator. Such products as the iSlipTuff and KinSlip have been specifically designed to clean your iPad Screen or Android Tablet.
David Crosthwait... David Crosthwait was an African-American mechanical and electrical engineer, inventor, and writer.
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams... Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was the first African-American cardiologist, and is sometimes attributed with performing the first successful surgery on the heart. He also founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States.
Famous Black Inventors... Explore the contributions of modern African American inventors like Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Mark Dean and James E. West. Read biographies of the famous black inventors who helped to shape the face of 20th century innovation.
Garrett Morgan... Best known for his invention of the automatic traffic signal. He also is the inventor of the gas mask, used by firemen in the early 1900s and by soldiers in World War I.
George Carruthers ... George Carruthers first major contribution to science was to lead the team that invented the far ultraviolet camera spectrograph used for the Apollo 16 mission to the moon.
George Crum... George Crum was the African/Native American head chef of Moon's Lake House, a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is widely credited as the inventor of potato chips.
Global Black Inventor... Global Black Inventor gives the reader, researcher, librarian, student and teachers the materials needed to effectively understand that the Black inventor is not one dimensional but global occurrence.
Granville T Woods... Granville T Woods invented improvements to electric railways - air brakes - telephones and telegraphs - a chicken egg incubator and an apparatus for an amusement park ride.
G4 - Feature ... G4 - Feature - The 12 Most Important African-American Inventors
Henry Blair... The second African American inventor ever to receive a patent. Blair received his first patent on October 14, 1834 for his invention of the corn seed planter.
Invention Protection Associates... African-American patent law firm providing the intellectual property law services that African-Americans need in order to protect their inventions, brand names, logos and other original creations and be able to profit from them.
James Forten... James Forten, prominent Philadelphia businessman, abolitionist and black leader, inventor.
J. Ernest Wilkins Jr.... By the time he was 27 J. Ernest Wilkins was part-owner of a firm which designed and developed nuclear reactors for creating atomic power.
John Christian... John Christian was working as an Air Force - Materials Research Engineer - when he invented and patented new lubricants - used in high flying aircraft and NASA space missions.
John Thomas White ... African American inventor John Thomas White of New York, New York received a patent for an improved lemon squeezer on December 8, 1896
Lewis Howard Latimer... Louis Latimer received a patent for an improved process for manufacturing the carbon filaments in light bulbs.
Louis T. Wright... While serving in the Army Medical Corps during the First World War he introduced intradermal vaccination for smallpox.
Major Inventions by African-Americans... Some of the world’s most popular inventions were created by African-Americans, dating back to 1820, when Thomas Jennings, believed to be the first African-American inventor to receive a patent, created a more efficient dry cleaning process.
Mark E. Dean ... Microcomputer system with bus control means for peripheral processing devices.
Meredith C. Gourdine... Meredith Gourdine was a physicist, pioneer researcher and inventor in the field of electrogasdynamics, a process dealing with the action of charged particles moving through a gas stream.
Norbert Rillieux ... Norbert Rillieux was an American inventor and engineer, is most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water. This invention was an important development in the growth of the sugar industry.
Otis Boykin ... Otis Boykin invented an improved electrical resistor used in computers - radios - television sets and a variety of electronic devices.
Patricia Era Bath... Bath received the patent in 1988 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses", a version of a device designed to help remove cataracts with a fiberoptic laser.
Percy Lavon Julian... Percy Lavon Julian was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine; and was an African American pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones, steroids, progesterone, and testosterone, from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol.
... New Invention Paper Rings fits within aligned punched holes in typing paper. Assorted colors can be used as promotional item.
Rufus Stokes... Rufus Stokes created a smaller domestic version and a larger mobile version of the air purification device to show its versatility.
Sarah Goode ... Sarah Goode was the first African American women to receive a U.S. patent issued on July 14, 1885 for a cabinet bed.
... Tarík Karenga son of Dr. Maulana Karenga who is the creator of the African American Holiday of Kwanzaa is a cultural and motivational speaker.Tarík's web site Tarikkarenga.com promotes the usage of culture as resource, cultural understanding diversity.
Technology And The African American Inventor... The purpose of this lesson is to create an awareness and understanding that important technological advances within our culture, in a variety of areas, are the result of the work done by a diverse group of people, many of whom are African Americans.
The History of Black Inventors... Famous black inventors - African American patent holders - Black History month information - African American women in technology.
The Institute of Black Invention & Technology, Inc... The institute is a traveling museum that presents exhibits and lectures about Black inventors from slavery to the present. Exhibit programs are appropriate pre-school, school-age, and college audiences.
The Top Ten African-American Inventors... Read brief summaries of the inventions of ten significant African American inventors. Students have the opportunity to share their feelings and explore links to related resources.
Walter Sammons... Walter Sammons was a famous African American inventor. He created a hot comb that helped to straighten hair and remove the kinks. He received the patent for his invention on December 21, 1920.
Woodi Holmes... US Patent 5301831 - Newspaper rack with improved one-at-a-time dispensing assembly invented by the creator of BlackRefer.com, Woodi Holmes.