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,
Thousands of blacks served in the Confederate Army willingly. It wasn't about slavery, but about a way of life and states' rights. To this day nearly of blacks in the south support the confederate flag. So much for the liberal narrative.