Charles Baker Inventor L S Radiator March 1877 – July was an African American inventor and community leader most noted for inventing the gas mask, a traffic signal and a hair-straightening preparation.
Patricia Era Bath is an Black American and Native American ophthalmologist, inventor of the Laserphaco Probe. Bath is the first Black American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.
101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a NYC trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A.
Lewis Howard Latimer, patented a method for making carbon filaments, allowing light bulbs to burn for hours instead of minutes. Latimer also drafted drawings that helped Alexander Graham Bell receive a patent for the telephone.
Garrett Augustus Morgan (March 1877 – July was an African American inventor and community leader. His most notable inventions included a type of protective respiratory hood (or gas mask), a traffic signal, and a hair-straightening preparation
Jesse Russell is an African American inventor whose innovative perspectives profoundly influenced the wireless communication industry. He’s know for his patented invention of the Digital Cellular Base station that enabled new digital services for cellular
I cringe when some teachers only cover slavery (slave trade, plantations, etc. The students already know that people of color in America were held in bondage! Help raise self awareness and support self love!
West Electret Microphone Inventor Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone,