Did you know that the things we use to get us through our everyday lives were invented by African Americans?
The ironing board you pressed your shirt on was invented by a black person. What about the cell phone you’re using right now? Yup! It was invented by an African-American inventor!
Check out the list:
Black Inventors and their Inventions List
air conditioning unit Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949
almanac Benjamin Banneker Approx 1791
auto cut-off switch Granville T. Woods January 1, 1839
auto fishing devise G. Cook May 30, 1899
automatic gear shift Richard Spikes February 28, 1932
baby buggy W.H. Richardson June 18, 1899
bicycle frame L.R. Johnson October 10, 1899
biscuit cutter A.P. Ashbourne November 30, 1875
blood plasma bag Charles Drew Approx. 1945
cellular phone Henry T. Sampson July 6, 1971
chamber commode T. Elkins January 3, 1897
clothes dryer G. T. Sampson June 6, 1862
curtain rod S. R. Scratton November 30, 1889
It’s time to add your invention to this list! Get to work!
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