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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
- got2knowLv 41 decade agoFavorite 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) www.maita.com 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....
- corvis_9Lv 51 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 About.com, dang site is buggy. http://inventors.about.com/library/blblackinventor...
- 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.
- qwertykphLv 41 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 .
- Anonymous1 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 45 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<3Lv 41 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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Man....I hate racist and ignorant people....check the list
Andrew Jackson Beard
Miriam E. Benjamin
Bessie Blount Sarah Boone
John Albert Burr
George Washington Carver
Benjamin S. Carson
Emmett W. Chappelle John Christian
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
Thomas L. Jennings
Willis Johnson Frederick Jones
Marjorie Stewart Joyner
Percy Lavon Julian
Ernest Everett Just
Lewis Howard Latimer
Joseph Lee John Lee Love
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
Alexander Miles Ruth Miro
Traverse Benjamin Pinn Willam Purvis
Lloyd P Ray
Cordell Reed Louis Roberts
Richard Spikes John Standard
Valerie Thomas John Henry Thompson
James Edward West
John Thomas White
Doctor Daniel Hale Williams Paul E. Williams
- 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