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A collection of resource for the inventions and the importance of African American Inventors in society. The list will complete your need to search any further for inventions in the fields of science, aerospace, communication, health care, agriculture and much more.


A look at the great and often unrecognized leaders in the field of invention and innovation. For more than 300 years, black inventors have served as pioneers in the field of science and have made enormous impacts on society. As African Americans sought freedom and equality, many among them, scientists, educators and even slaves, developed the tools and processes that helped to shape the modern agricultural, industrial and technological landscape. While some are famous, many remain unknown, but their contributions have assured that their stories are not only about black history, but about world history.

 Famous Black Inventors and Their Inventions

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