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While you don't necessarily need an excuse to learn about the contributions and importance of African Americans in our society, Black History Month is as good a time as any. From trailblazing activists to transcendent authors , and stars of our favorite Netflix movies , Black culture permeates our everyday lives and is distinctly American.
And if you really want to get into it? We've gone as far back as the s to highlight a handful of famous and little known African American inventors whose creations changed our world. From the Super Soaker, peanut butter, and caller ID, here's a little history to remember during February and beyond. Crum, a chef and restaurateur is said to have unintentionally created the potato chip during the summer of They were made in response to a customer who sent back their fried potatoes after complaining they were too thick.
The crisps were an instant hit, and though Crum never patented the creations, chips are arguably now one of the world's favorite snacks. Woods accumulated nearly 60 patents during his lifetime many of which improved the functioning of railroads. His most notable are the induction telegraph system, which allowed traveling trains to communicate with one another while also allowing dispatchers to locate them, and the first electricity powered railway.
So many of us know George Washington Carver as the man famous for giving us peanut butter bless him but he's responsible for much more. As an agricultural chemist in an effort to increase the profitability of sweet potatoes and peanuts which thrived in the South as opposed to dwindling cotton supply , Carver began conducting experiments in and created new products from the crops.
They include ink, dye, soap, cosmetics, flour, vinegar, and synthetic rubber. He publicly revealed his experiments in Madam CJ Walker was the first African American woman to become a self-made millionaire after creating a line of hair products geared towards Black hair. A new Netflix series based upon her life , Self Made , is premiering in March. It's safe to say that Garret Morgan's most prominent original designs have saved thousands of lives since their invention.
Take his traffic signal , which he patented in It was the first to offer a third "caution" signal, which we now know as the yellow light.
And in , Morgan received a patent for his "Breathing Device," which was one of the earliest versions of a gas mask. American chemist, Percy Lavon Julian, made various vital contributions to modern medicine as a result of experimenting with soybeans.
He synthesized a drug called physostigmine , which is used to treat glaucoma. Julia also discovered how to mass produce cortisone and the steroid progesterone, which was used to produce sex hormones. Dubbed the "Father of the Blood Bank" by the American Chemical Society, Drew pioneered the research used to discover the effective long-term preservation of blood plasma.
He also streamlined the country's blood banks, establishing methods that were used by the Red Cross. Drew's contributions saved countless of lives during World War II. Though she filed a total of five patents, Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner is thought to be one of the most "forgotten" Black inventors, despite her contributions to society.
She patented the sanitary belt in , which was adjustable and had a moisture proof napkin pocket in a time where women were still using cloth pads for their periods. She also created a serving tray that could be attached to a walking frame, a toilet tissue holder, and back washer that could be mounted on the wall of the shower.
Brown filed a patent in for the first-ever home security system after wanting to increase her own house's security in her Queens, New York neighborhood. Her original design contained a camera, two-way microphone, peepholes, and monitors, all serving as the foundations for today's modern systems. In , Bath, an ophthalmologist and laser scientist, invented laserphaco —a device and technique used to remove cataracts and revive patients' eyesight.
It is now used internationally. Jackson, the first African American woman to earn a doctorate at MIT, is responsible for monumental telecommunications research that led to the invention of products such as the touch-tone phone, portable fax, fiber optic cables, and caller ID. Dean, who earned a doctorate at Stanford University, is a co-inventor of IBM's original personal computer and the PC color monitor, literally changing how we all interact with the internet.
And the technology that enables printers, keyboards, and mice to communicate with your computer? That's him, too. And once the toy, dubbed the Super Soaker, hit shelves in it's popularity skyrocketed. Gelobter was closely involved with the creation of Shockwave as a software engineer, the technology that helped to develop web animation.
Think all those GIFs we know and love. She also helped launch Hulu and served on the senior management team. Your Best Life. Type keyword s to search. Getty Images. Westend61 Getty Images. George Crum. Kean Collection Getty Images. Granville T. Universal History Archive Getty Images. George Washington Carver. Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images. Madam CJ Walker. Malorny Getty Images. Garret Morgan. Bettmann Getty Images. Percy Lavon Julian.
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But there are countless other, often overlooked inventions that make our daily lives easier. Among the creative innovators behind these devices are African American inventors. From the traffic light 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 enslaved. 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. She spent many nights at home alone in Queens, New York while her husband was away, and felt unsafe with high rates of crime in her neighborhood.
Discover the struggles and triumphs of these and other African American innovators. Marie Van Brittan Brown created an early version of the modern home security system more than a century later. Philanthropist and entrepreneur Madam C. The first African-American U. Jennings applied for a patent in and received his history-making approval the following year.
Many people have read the story of how George Washington Carver invented over products made from peanuts: flour, paste, insulation, paper, wall board, wood stains, soap, shaving cream and skin lotion. 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.
While you don't necessarily need an excuse to learn about the contributions and importance of African Americans in our society, Black History Month is as good a time as any. From trailblazing activists to transcendent authors , and stars of our favorite Netflix movies , Black culture permeates our everyday lives and is distinctly American. And if you really want to get into it? We've gone as far back as the s to highlight a handful of famous and little known African American inventors whose creations changed our world. From the Super Soaker, peanut butter, and caller ID, here's a little history to remember during February and beyond.
Black inventors are among history's most revered geniuses, known for their relentless inquisition, passionate research and their desire to push the envelope. George Washington Carver , Madam C. Walker , Lonnie G.
This list of African Americans 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 space science.
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.
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