10 African-American Inventions That Changed Our World


I find it interesting how we are plagued with the fraudulent and biased notion in our botched educational system that somehow Thomas Edison is the father of invention. This could not be farther from the truth if you tried. Remember folks, truth is always stranger than fiction. Here are some facts for you to consider:

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Electric Lights

Inventor: Lewis Howard Latimer (1848-1928)
His work helped bring artificial light to America’s homes and businesses.

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Electric Trains

Inventor: Granville T. Woods (1856-1910)
Some of his many inventions are still used to help run today’s subway and trolley systems.

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Peanut Products

Inventor: George Washington Carver (c.1864-1943)
The hundreds of new uses he developed for peanuts, sweet potatoes and soybeans revived Southern farming.

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Hair Care and Grooming Goods

Inventor: Madame C.J. Walker (1867-1919)
Her hair creams and other products revolutionized African-American hair care.

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Automatic Traffic Signal

Inventor: Garrett A. Morgan (1875-1963)
His inexpensive, effective design became the basis for today’s traffic control system.

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Refrigerated Truck

Inventor: Frederick McKinley Jones (1892-1961)
Thanks to his invention, people were able to enjoy fresh and frozen food from across the country.

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Blood Bank

Inventor: Dr. Charles R. Drew (1904-1950)
Countless people owe their lives to his discovery of a process for storing blood.

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Feedback Training

Inventor: Patricia Cowings (1948-Present)
Astronauts are able to avoid motion sickness in outer space due to her equipment and training program.

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Computer Plug-Ins

Inventor: Mark Dean (1957-Present)
He helped make desktop computers a vital part of daily life by figuring out how to connect scanners and printers to them.

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Personal Digital Assistant

Inventor: Donna Auguste (1958-Present)
She headed a team of engineers whose work led to today’s hand-held computers.

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Ancient history also shows us that it was the Egyptians who actually invented electricity and the light bulb over 5000 years ago, not Thomas Edison. On top of that, we also have the enduring legacy of the Muslim Civilization as an extension of the original Egyptian University System. The legacy I am referring to is the mysterious 1000 year gap in the history of science, a gap we wrongly refer to as the Dark Ages. The term Dark Ages merely refers to the stupidity and ignorance of the white European. It has nothing to do with the majority of the dark-skinned world and the Family of Man (ie. Asia, Arabia, Africa, America). What is referred to as the so-called Dark Ages is actually a time frame of approximately 1000 years when the magnificence and innovation of science came to the forefront of the Muslim Civilization. Harnessing the power of scientific knowledge and technological inventions from a wide spectrum of Chinese, Indian and Arabian origins, it is this civilization that actually tried to rescue Europe from its own downfall. Watch this amazing twenty-four minute presentation from National Geographic. It’s twenty-four minutes that will change your perspective forever.

What do water fountains, rocket jet packs, and graduation robes all have in common? Emeritus Professor Salim T.S. Al-Hassani reveals the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization. 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of the Muslim Civilization. This is an outstanding presentation that you really need to watch.

Last, but not least, take a gander at who actually made space travel possible. Click here: 7 Black Scientists and Engineers Who Helped Make Space Travel Possible

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