Black Inventors for Children: Famous African American Inventors Who Changed History Forever! by Charles JonesRead this childrens book about famous African American inventors and discover...
* How a black doctor discovered an amazing new way to preserve blood that has saved millions of lives over the years.
* How a courageous African American surgeon was the first to perform an incredibly risky surgery that has brought countless patients back from the brink of death.
* How an ingenious 20th century black inventor made the world a safer place with two inventions that we still depend on today.
* The remarkable story of how an African American scientist improved the lives of millions of farmers around the world with his groundbreaking discoveries.
* The brilliant black inventor who played a key role in the creation and improvement of two of the most important inventions in history.
...and much more!
The A-Z List of Black Inventors
The extraordinary journey of African-American inventors and scientists from the 19th and 20th centuries whose inventions and discoveries have revolutionized the world. Martin Luther King Jr. Their inventions, scientific discoveries, and legacy have greatly contributed to the advancement and betterment of science, technology, engineering, and humanity as a whole. From science to technology to agriculture and medicine, African-American men and women have empowered the global society and future generations of any race with their contributions and example. They continue to be an inspiration up to this day. To truly understand the life journey, significance, and impact of the inventions and discoveries of the first African-American men and women, to learn and understand about these geniuses of the 19th and 20th centuries, we need to look back into American history, back to the year
Many people have read the story of how George Washington Carver invented peanut butter. Others are familiar with the story of Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam C. Walker, the inventor of beauty products and the first woman to become a self-made millionaire in America. But, did you know that many of the products we use every day were created by black people? Shirley Jackson is an American physicist who received her Ph. In addition to her lengthy list of academic achievements, she also has an impressive number of inventions under her belt. Her experiments with theoretical physics paved the way for numerous developments in the telecommunication space including the touch-tone telephone, the portable fax, caller ID, call waiting, and the fiber-optic cable.
This list of Black and African-American inventors have certainly earned their place in history. Let's take a look at the legacy of these inventors. The following join the ranks of many great African-American inventors who have contributed greatly to society throughout the years. Many black inventors have struggled with hardship, poverty and, in some circumstances, slavery, to prove their genius to the world. The following are but a few of the many inventive and talented members of the black community in the United States. Many of the entries on this list are derived from the dutiful work of one Mr. Henry Baker who worked for the U.
Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the iPhone. But there are countless other, often overlooked inventions that make our daily lives easier. Among the creative innovators behind these devices, are African-Americans. From the traffic light to caller ID to the ironing board, see a list of products that have sprung from the minds of black inventors. In the late 19th century, it was improved upon by Sarah Boone , an African-American woman who was born a slave. One of the first black women in U. Before security systems became a fixture in homes, an African-American nurse Mary Van Brittan Brown, devised an early security unit for her own home.
This list of black inventors and scientists documents many of the African Americans who have invented a multitude of items or made discoveries in the course of their lives. These have ranged from practical everyday devices to applications and scientific discoveries in diverse fields, including physics, biology, math, plus the medical, nuclear and space science. Among the earliest was George Washington Carver , whose reputation was based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, which aided in nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their way of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained food recipes using peanuts. A later renowned scientist was Percy Lavon Julian , a research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine , and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones, steroids , progesterone , and testosterone , from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol.