Too often I hear the uneducated proclaim “Black-people never invented anything! They never contributed ANYTHING to society or to THE WORLD!”
Since I have to explain things very simply for those people (in it’s most elementary form for them to understand) here is a SHORT list (they don’t have a very long attention span) of JUST 30 Black Inventors. There are PLENTY MORE out there—all of them with diverse backgrounds! Knowledge is Everything! Enjoy!
30 Black Inventors!
1. Elijay McCoy: Invented an oil-dripping cup for trains!
2. Lewis Latimer: Invented the carbon-filament for light-bulbs!
3. Garret Morgan: Invented the three-position traffic signal and the gas-mask!
4. Otis Boykin: Invented an electronic control devices for guided missiles, IBM computers, and the pacemaker!
5. Dr. Patricia. E. Bath: Discovered and invented a new device and technique for cataract eye-surgery, known as Laserphaco!
6.Lonnie G. Johnson: Invented the world-famous watergun—the Supersoaker!
7.George Alcorn: Invented the Imaging X-Ray Spectrometer!
8. Benjamin Banneker: Invented the first striking clock!
9. Charles Richard Drew: Invented the first blood bank!
10. Frederick McKinley Jones: Invented portable air-cooling units for trucks carrying perishable goods!
11. Alfred L. Cralle: Invented the Ice Cream Scoop!
12. Alexander Miles: Invented an Electric Elevator Door!
13. George Carruthers: Invented the first Image Converter for Detecting Electromagnetic Radiation!
14. David Crosthwait: Invented Heating and Cooling Installations!
15. Henry Blair: Invented the Cotton Planter!
16. Benjamin Bradley: Invented the first working Steam-Engine for war ships!
17. Charles Brooks: Invented the Street-Sweeper!
18. John Lee Love: Invented the Portable Pencil Sharpener!
19. Bessie Blount Griffin: Invented the Electronic Feeding Tube!
20. Donald Cotton: Invented Propellants for Nuclear Reactors!
21. Rondal Demon: Invented the ‘Smart-Shoe’, whose cushion support automatically adjusts to the wearers foot!
22. Meredith C. Gourdine: Invented Electrogasdynamics Systems!
23. Norbert Rillieux: Invented the Sugar Processing Evaporator!
24. Henry Sampson: Invented a Gamma-Electrical Cell!
25. Jerry Shelby: Invented an Engine Protection System for Recoverable Rocket Boosters!
26. Rufus Stokes: Invented an Air Exhaust Purifier!
27. Joseph Winters: Invented the Fire Escape Latter!
28. Granville T. Woods: Invented the Auto Cut-Off Switch!
29. George Sampson: Invented the Dryer Machine!
30.Sarah Goode: Invented the Folding Cabinet bed!