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What has the black race ever invented?

When ever I look around what ever environment I am in, I only

See what has been invented by the Asians, Europeans, the arrabs and the americas.

Even cotton in Africa is of arab origin

28 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Benjamin Banneker = Farmers Almanac 1795

    Willard H. Bennett = the radio frequency mass spectrometer

    George Edward Alcorn = a method of fabricating an imaging X-ray specrometer

    George Washington Carbver= discorverd three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans

    this should help you out:

    Contemporary Black Inventors

    1 A.P. Abourne Refining of coconut oil. July 27, 1980

    2 A. B. Blackburn Spring seat for chairs. Patent# 380,420 April 3, 1888

    3 A.C. Richardson Casket-Lowering Device. Patent# 529,311 November 13, 1894

    4 A.C. Richardson Churn. Patent # 466,470 February 17, 1891

    5 A.E. Long and A.A. Jones-- Caps For Bottles And Jars 1898

    6 A.L. Lewis Window Cleaner 1892

    7 A.L. Rickman Galoshes 1898

    8 Anna M. Mangin Pastry fork March 1, 1892

    9 Alexander P. Ashbourne Biscuit Cutter November, 1875

    10 Alexander Miles Elevator and also safety device for elevators. Patent No. 371,207 October11, 1887

    11 Alfred L. Cralle Ice Cream Scooper. Patent # 576,395 February 2,1897

    12 Alice Parker Heating Furnace 1918

    13 Andrew Beard Automatic Car Coupling Device 1897

    14 Augustus Jackson Ice cream 1832

    15 B. F. Cargill Invalid cot. Patent# 629,658 July 25, 1899

    16 B.F. Jackson Gas Burner

    17 Benjamin Banneker Clock, Prints for Wash. DC 1st Almanac

    18 Bessie V. Griffin Portable Receptacle 1951

    19 C.B. Brook Street Sweeper 1896

    20 C.V. Richey Fire Escape Bracket. Patent # 596,427 December 28, 1897

    21 C. W. Allen Self Leveling table. Patent # 613,436 November 1, 1898

    22 D. McCree Portable Fire Escape. Patent # 440,322 November 11, 1890

    23 Darryl Thomas Cattle Roping Apparatus

    24 Dr. Charles Drew Invented Blood Banks And Established Them Around The World 1940

    25 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Performed First Open Heart Surgery 1893

    26 Edmond Berger Spark Plug

    27 Elbert R. Robinson Electric Railway Trolley

    28 Ellen Elgin Clothes Wringer 1880s

    29 Elijah Mccoy Automatic Lubrication System (For Railroad And Heavy Machinery) 1892 July 2, 1872

    30 Folarin Sosan Package-Park (Solves Package Delivery Dilemma) 1997

    31 Frederick Jones Ticket Dispensing Machine. Patent # 2163754 June 27, 1939

    32 Frederick Jones Starter Generator. Patent # 2475842 July 12, 1949

    33 Frederick Jones Two-Cycle gasoline Engine. Patent # 2523273 November 28, 1950

    34 Frederick Jones Air Condition. Patent # 2475841 July 12, 1949

    35 Frederick Jones Portable X-Ray Machine

    36 G.W. Murray Cultivator and Marker. Patent # 517,961 April 10, 1894

    37 G.W. Murray Combined Furrow Opener and Stalk-Knocker. Patent # 517,960 April 10, 1894

    38 G.W. Murray Fertilizer Distributor. Patent# 520,889 June 5, 1894

    39 G.W. Murray Cotton Chopper. Patent # 520,888 June 5, 1894

    40 G.W. Murray Planter. Patent # 520,887 June 5, 1894

    41 G. F. Grant Golf Tee. Patent # 638,920 December 12, 1899

    42 G.T. Sampson Clothes Drier 1892

    43 G.W. Kelley Steam Table 1897

    44 Garret A. Morgan Gas Mask (Saved Many Lives During WWI) 1914

    45 George Alcorn Fabrication of spectrometer. Patent # 4,618,380 October 21, 1986

    46 George Tolivar Ship's propeller

    47 George Washington Carver Peanut Butter 1900

    48 George Washington Carver 300 products from peanuts, 118 products from the sweet potato and 75 from the pecan. 1900-1943

    49 Garret A. Morgan Automatic Traffic Signal 1923

    50 Gertrude E. Downing and William Desjardin Corner Cleaner Attachment.

    Patent # 3,715,772 February 13, 1973

    51 Granville Woods Telephone (His Telephone Was Far Superior To Alexander Graham Bell's) Dec. 2,1884

    52 Granville Woods Trolley Car 1888

    53 Granville Woods Multiplex Telegraph System (Allowed Messages To Be Sent And Received From Moving Trains) 1887

    54 Granville Woods Railway Air Brakes (The First Safe Method Of Stopping Trains) 1903

    55 Granville Woods Steam Boiler/Radiator 1884

    56 Granville Woods-- Third Rail (Subway)

    57 H. Grenon Razor Stropping Device. Patent # 554,867 February 18, 1896

    58 H.H. Reynolds Window Ventilator for Railroad Cars.

    Patent No.275,271 April 3, 1883

    59 H.A. Jackson Kitchen Table

    60 Henry Blair Mechanical Seed Planter 1830

    61 Henry Blair Mechanical Corn Harvester

    62 Henry Single Patented an Improved Fish Hook. He sold it later for $625. 1854

    63 Henry Sampson Cellular Phone July 6th, 1971

    64 I.O. Carter Nursery Chair 1960

    65 Issac R. Johnson Bicycle Frame

    66 J. A. Joyce Ore Bucket. Patent # 603,143 April 26, 1898

    67 J. Hawkins Patented the Gridiron March 3, 1845

    68 J. Gregory Motor

    69 J.A. Sweeting Cigarette Roller 1897

    70 J.B. Winters Fire Escape Ladder

    71 J. H. Hunter Portable Weighing Scales. Patent # 570,533 November 3, 1896

    72 J.F. Pickering Air Ship 1892

    73 J. H. Robinson Lifesaving guards for Street Cars. Patent# 623,929 April 25, 1899

    74 J. Robinson Dinner Pail. Patent# 356,852 February 1, 1887

    75 J. W. Reed Dough Kneader and Roller. Patents# 304,552 September 2, 1884

    76 J. Ross Bailing Press. Patent # 632,539 Sept 05, 1899

    77 J.H. White Convertible Sette (A Large Sofa) 1892

    78 J.H. White Lemon Squeezer 1896

    79 J.L. Love Pencil Sharpener. Patent # 594,114 23 November 1897

    80 J.S. Smith Lawn Sprinkler. Patent # 581,785 May 4, 1897

    81 James Forten Sailing Apparatus 1850

    82 James S. Adams Airplane Propelling

    83 Jan Matzelinger Automatic Shoe Making Machine 1883

    84 Joan Clark Medicine Tray 1987

    85 John A. Johnson Wrench

    86 John Burr Lawn Mower

    87 John Parker "Parker Pulverizer" Follower-Screw for Tobacco Presses. Patent# 304,552 September 2, 1884

    88 John Standard Refrigerator. Patent# 304,552 Jul 14,1894

    89 Joseph Gammel Supercharge System for Internal Combustion Engine

    90 Joseph N. Jackson Programmable Remote Control

    91 L.C. Bailey Folding Bed 1899

    92 L. Bell Locomotive smoke stack. Patent# 115,153 May 23, 1871

    93 L. F. Brown Bridle bit. Patent # 484,994 October 25, 1892

    94 L.S. Burridge And N.R. Marsham Typewriter 1885

    95 Lewis Howard Latimer Light Bulb Filament

    96 Lewis Temple Toggle Harpoon (Revolutionized The Whaling Industry) 1848

    97 Lloyd A. Hall Chemical compound to preserve meat

    98 Lloyd P. Ray Dust Pan

    99 Lydia Holmes Wood Toys. Patent # 2,529,692 November 14, 1950

    100 Lydia O. Newman Hair brush

    101 M.C. Harney Lantern/Lamp Aug.19, 1884

    102 Madam. C. Walker Hair Care Products 1905

    103 Majorie Joyner Permanent hair wave machine. Patent # 1693515 November 27, 1928

    104 Madeline M. Turner The Fruit Press 1916

    105 Marie V. Brittan Brown Security System. Patent # 3,482,037 December 2, 1969

    106 Manley West Discovered compound in canibis to cure glaucoma. 1980-1987

    107 Norbett Rillieux Sugar Refining System 1846

    108 O.B. Clare Rail Tresle. Patent# 390,753 October 9, 1888

    109 O. E. Brown Horse Shoe 8/23/1892

    110 Onesimus Small Pox Inoculation (He Brought This Method From Africa Where Advance Medical Practices Were In Use Long Before Europeans Had Any Medical Knowledge) 1721

    111 Otis F. Boykin Wire Type Precision Resistor.

    Patent # U.S. 2,891,227 June 16, 1959

    112 Paul E Williams Helicopter

    113 Peter Walker Machine for Cleaning Seed Cotton

    114 Phillip Downing Letter Drop Mailbox. Patent # 462,096 October 27, 1891

    115 Philip Emeagwali Accurate Weather Forecasting 1990

    116 Philip Emeagwali Hyperball Computer April 1996

    117 Philip Emeagwali Improved Petroleum Recovery 1990

    118 Philip Emeagwali World's Fastest Computer 1989

    119 R.A. Butler Train alarm. Patent #157,370 June 15, 1897

    120 R.P. Scott Corn Silker 1894

    121 Richard Spikes Automatic Gear Shift

    122 Robert Flemming Jr. Guitar March 3, 1886

    123 S. H. Love Improvement to military guns. Patent # 1301143. 22 April 1919

    124 S. H. Love Improve Vending Machine. Patent # 1936515 November 21, 1933

    125 Sara E. Goode Cabinet Bed 1885

    126 Rufus Stokes Patent #3,378,241 Exhaust Purifier April 16, 1968

    127 Sarah Boone Ironing Board April 26, 1892

    128 T. Elkins Toilet 1897

    129 T. J. Byrd Rail car coupling . Patent# 157,370 December 1, 1874

    130 Thomas Carrington Range Oven 1876

    131 Thomas J.Martin Patented the Fire Extinguisher March 26, 1872

    132 Thomas W. Stewart Mop 1893

    133 Virgie M. Ammons Fireplace Damper Actuating Tool. Patent # 3,908,633 September 30, 1975

    134 W. A. Lovette The Advance Printing Press

    135 W. F. Burr Railway Switching device . Patent # 636,197 Oct.31,1899

    136 W. H. Ballow Combined hatrack and table. Patent # 601,422 March 29, 1898

    137 W.S. Campbell Self-setting animal trap. Patent# 246,369 August 30, 1881

    138 W. Johnson Egg Beater 1884

    139 W.B. Purvis The Fountain Pen Patent# 419,065 Jan 7,1890

    140 W.D. Davis Riding Saddles October 6, 1895

    141 W.H. Sammons Hot Comb 1920

    142 W.S. Grant Curtain Rod Support 1896

    143 William Barry Postmarking and Canceling machine

    144 Wm. Harwell Attachment for shuttle arm; device used to capture satellites

    and theres more if you want them....

  • 1 decade ago

    Lewis Lattimer was the actual Edison lab worker who invented the carbon filament light bulb.

    Jan Ernst Matzeliger invented a machine that made mass production of shoes practical.

    Garrett Morgan invented the gas mask and the first traffic light.

    The expression 'the real McCoy' refers to part of coal burning trains lubrication system that was invented by Elija McCoy. (competitors substitutes didn't work as well)

    Otis Boykin invented electronic control devices in guidance systems for missiles, pacemakers, worked for IBM.

    Dr. Patricia E. Bath invented a type of laser surgery for cataract removal that replaced an older mechanical grinding method.

    Lonnie G. Johnson invented the supersoaker.

    Last time I checked 'American' was a nationality not a race.

    There are more, but I don't feel like typing that much stuff.

    Source(s): Black inventors, sorry about linking you to, dang site is buggy.
  • 1 decade ago

    A black man invented the traffic lights we use today. A black man invented and patented the pencil sharpener. Another patented the wrench! The beer keg tap (purchased by the Milwaukee Brewing Company), multiple barrel machine gun, automatic gear shift, and automatic safety brake were all invented by Richard Spikes, a black man. There are a lot of things invented by black people. There are probably a lot of things you use everyday and don't know that it was invented by a black man. Just do some research! And you might want to be careful about how you refer to the "black race", as you call it.

  • 1 decade ago

    You're ignorant and moronic. People invent things. A "Race" never invented anything.

    Go read a book. I recommend this one: "Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation" by Rayvon Fouché of Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology .

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    George Washington Carver invented many things

    - Three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.

    - Three patents (one for cosmetics, and two for paints and stains) were issued to George Washington Carver

    - peanut butter


    Dr. Charles Richard Drew

    He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge in developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. Many give him credit for inventing blood transfusions.


    Michael C. Harvey (also known as M.C. Harney or M.C. Harvey) was an African American inventor. In 1884 he improved a type of lantern.


    Marie Van Brittan Brown

    She applied for a patent with Albert Brown in 1966 for a closed circuit television security system. The patent was granted in 1969.


    Dr. Mark Dean

    An inventor and a computer scientist. He holds three of the original nine patents on the computer that all PCs are based upon. He led the team that developed the ISA bus, and he led the design team responsible for creating the first one-gigahertz computer processor chip.


    Just like the Geico commercial, maybe you should have done some research. (Cave man)

  • 1 decade ago

    They INvented shoes manking pymaind canals refgartior air condintors

    and they invented man the were the first on earth and gave birth to other races so suggest to do more studying they inveted the clock time and way more peanut butter...

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    You know what I'm sick of, I'm sick of this country taking money from here and sending it to every other country to help. There is no other country that helps us it's always us giving to someplace else. What about the people that were born here I don't care what color they are. WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN FIRST. Take a look at any big city and look at the amount of homeless we have and what about veterans they went to fight for this country and came home VA hospitals that can't give them the help they need. Stop complaining about blacks in this country because the majority were born here and start bitching about the WHITE WALL STREET KNOW IT ALLS that got us into the situation along with the last two WHITE presidents we had.

  • lala<3
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I wouldn't answer this question seriously because you are surely being stupid and ignorant to the black race.

    The reason that you don't know what black people have made is because your ignorant ancestors took everything and claimed it as there own.

    Grow the f u c k up.

    Oh and when you think of your hair ( wether you are black , white whatever) think of a black person, stupid.

  • 1 decade ago

    FOR ONE that I KNOW of...

    Have you ever heard the phrase,"Is that the Real McCoy?"

    Back during the Railroad hayday when the US was building an intercontinental railway, There was a black man by the name of McCpy, that would have to re-grease wheel parts everytime the train stopped. He soon after, invented the automatic greasing machine. It was so POPULAR that people began making copies of the "Real McCoy." The copies were INFERIOR remakes, and when people bought THEIR regreasing machine, they would ask,"Is that the Real McCoy?" before they purchased it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Man....I hate racist and ignorant people....check the list


    George Alcorn

    Nathaniel Alexander

    Virgie Ammons



    Benjamin Banneker

    Patricia Bath

    Andrew Jackson Beard

    Miriam E. Benjamin

    Edmond Berger

    Henry Blair

    Bessie Blount Sarah Boone

    Otis Boykin

    Charles Brooks

    Phil Brooks

    Henry Brown

    Marie Brown

    John Albert Burr


    George Washington Carver

    George Carruthers

    Benjamin S. Carson

    Emmett W. Chappelle John Christian

    Donald Cotton

    David Crosthwait


    Mark Dean

    Ronald Demon

    Joseph Hunter Dickinson Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus

    Dr. Charles Richard Drew



    Thomas Elkins Philip Emeagwali



    Sarah E. Goode

    Meredith C. Gourdine George Grant



    Lloyd Augustus Hall


    Augustus Jackson

    Thomas L. Jennings

    Jack Johnson

    Lonnie Johnson

    Willis Johnson Frederick Jones

    Marjorie Stewart Joyner

    Percy Lavon Julian

    Ernest Everett Just

    Roscoe Koontz



    Lewis Howard Latimer

    Joseph Lee John Lee Love


    Jan Ernst Matzeliger

    Elijah McCoy

    Alexander Miles Ruth Miro

    Garrett Morgan



    Lyda Newman



    Alice Parker

    Traverse Benjamin Pinn Willam Purvis



    Lloyd P Ray

    Cordell Reed Louis Roberts

    Norbert Rillieux


    Walter Sammons

    Henry Sampson

    Jerry Shelby

    Richard Spikes John Standard

    Thomas Stewart

    Rufus Stokes


    Lewis Temple

    Valerie Thomas John Henry Thompson




    Madame Walker

    James Edward West

    John Thomas White

    Doctor Daniel Hale Williams Paul E. Williams

    Joseph Winters

    Granville Woods

    Kevin Woolfolk

  • 1 decade ago

    you are not living in America or in the wrong environment. black people through record and unrecorded history has invented many things but some of them were not credit for their work. just go to your library you find millions of things invented by black people. even when your white fathers travled to aferica the birthplace for blacks, they stoled many ideas and invesions and renamed it to their name. just look at egypt the geat prymaids, the were the frist high rise buliding which would become blue print for tall buliding. it seams that you are still blinded by the stories of your white Igronce fathers. wake up

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