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Tag: black inventors

5 Inventions by Enslaved Black Men That...

Did you know that enslaved Black people could not obtain patents for their inventions? Like many things in this nation, enslaved Black people did...

20 Black Inventions Over The Last 100...

Lewis Latimer is one of the greatest inventors of all time. Thomas Edison may have invented the electric lightbulb, but Latimer helped make it...

6 Things to Know About Dr. Mark...

Early Life and Education Mark Dean (March 2, 1957) started his career at IBM as a engineer working on the very first personal computers in...

50 Facts About The ‘Wizard of Tuskegee’...

1. George William Carver was born into slavery during the Civil War. 2. Growing up, he had been known as Carver's George. When he started school,...

8 Black Female Inventors You Might Not...

  Dr. Shirley Jackson is an American physicist.  She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, becoming the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate at MIT in nuclear physics....

5 Inventions By Enslaved Black Men Blocked...

The Patent Act of 1793 and 1836 barred enslaved Africans from obtaining patents because they were not considered citizens. In 1861, Jefferson Davis, president of...

20 Black Inventions Over The Last 100...

Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) What He Invented: The Carbon Filament For The Light Bulb. Why It’s Important: Latimer is one of the greatest inventors of all time....