Did Black People Invented Almost Everything Useful?

Such as motors,fans,refrigerator,etc..


Lets be honest, they did. dont be racist

22 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    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

    curtain rod support William S. Grant August 4, 1896

    door knob O. Dorsey December 10, 1878

    door stop O. Dorsey December 10, 1878

    dust pan Lawrence P. Ray August 3, 1897

    egg beater Willie Johnson February 5, 1884

    electric lampbulb Lewis Latimer March 21, 1882

    elevator Alexander Miles October 11, 1867

    eye protector P. Johnson November 2, 1880

    fire escape ladder J. W. Winters May 7, 1878

    fire extinguisher T. Marshall October 26, 1872

    folding bed L. C. Bailey July 18, 1899

    folding chair Brody & Surgwar June 11, 1889

    fountain pen W. B. Purvis January 7, 1890

    furniture caster O. A. Fisher 1878

    gas mask Garrett Morgan October 13, 1914

    golf tee T. Grant December 12, 1899

    guitar Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886

    hair brush Lydia O. Newman November 15, 18--

    hand stamp Walter B. Purvis February 27 1883

    horse shoe J. Ricks March 30, 1885

    ice cream scooper A. L. Cralle February 2, 1897

    improv. sugar making Norbet Rillieux December 10, 1846

    insect-destroyer gun A. C. Richard February 28, 1899

    ironing board Sarah Boone December 30, 1887

    key chain F. J. Loudin January 9, 1894

    lantern Michael C. Harvey August 19, 1884

    lawn mower L. A. Burr May 19, 1889

    lawn sprinkler J. W. Smith May 4, 1897

    lemon squeezer J. Thomas White December 8, 1893

    lock W. A. Martin July 23, 18--

    lubricating cup Ellijah McCoy November 15, 1895

    lunch pail James Robinson 1887

    mail box Paul L. Downing October 27, 1891

    mop Thomas W. Stewart June 11, 1893

    motor Frederick M. Jones June 27, 1939

    peanut butter George Washington Carver1896

    pencil sharpener J. L. Love November 23, 1897

    phone transmitter Granville T. Woods December 2, 1884

    record player arm Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819

    refrigerator J. Standard June 14, 1891

    riding saddles W. D. Davis October 6, 1895

    rolling pin John W. Reed 1864

    shampoo headrest C. O. Bailiff October 11, 1898

    spark plug Edmond Berger February 2, 1839

    stethoscope Imhotep Ancient Egypt

    stove T. A. Carrington July 25, 1876

    straightening comb Madam C. J. Walker Approx 1905

    street sweeper Charles B. Brooks March 17, 1890

    thermostat control Frederick M. Jones February 23, 1960

    traffic light Garrett Morgan November 20, 1923

    tricycle M. A. Cherry May 6, 1886

    typewriter Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885

    • Charles
      Lv 5
      5 years agoReport

      I haven't checked your entire list, but all the ones I checked were wrong. That includes the air conditioning unit, typewriter and the mobile phone. All three were invented by white men. The only two I know are correct are the traffic light and the elevator.

  • Jimmy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    People of all nations and backgrounds have invented many of the things we consider useful today. Also, a 'refinement' on another invention could be considered an invention itself. Furthermore, many inventions which are mentioned here were the work of a team of people, not just one individual from one 'race.'

    Yes, I certainly believe that black inventors are severely undercredited, as are most minorities. But to say that blacks have 'invented almost everything useful' smacks of racial superiority. If you wanted to prove a point and further inflate your racial ego, good for you.

    Haven't you learned anything from the claims by the KKK and other white supremacists that whites are the inventors of all that is useful? And if people disagree with you and are 'dishonest,' that makes them racist somehow?

    PS - Many of the items on the lists posted and some of the websites are INACCURATE or JUST PLAIN WRONG. For instance, Leonardo Da Vinci was the person who invented the helicopter. Modern helicopters were invented by teams of engineers, just like modern planes and jet propulsion were.

    Also, the guy who said that "white people invented electricity" is an idiot. Many civilizations have had some understanding of electricity over the ages. Plus, you can't "invent" electricity. Sheesh.

  • 5 years ago


    Inventor of the Bicyle in 1899?

    Inventor of the motor in 1939?

    Does that sound right to anyone?

    Are all of you braindead?

    Whites invented bicycles, the motor and the electric motor long before al those dates!

    There is a difference between inventing a Motor and Inventing the worlds first motor, a big difference!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    They invented a whole lot of useful things, but Almost Everything Useful? That's going a little bit overboard. White people have invented a few useful things... like windmills and solar power, and stuff to kill people with. Asians have invented useful stuff, like Gunpowder, which was used in other inventions of people with other races, for mining, and guns, and fireworks. Australian Aborigines invented cool things like Didgeredoos and Bullroarers and Boomerangs...

    Native Americans seem to be a bit behind the curve on inventions... I guess you could say that they "invented" corn, and cotton with different colored fibers... and obsidian swords...

    Pacific Islanders weren't so big on invention either. They came up with some killer boats though, and were probably the first people to use "Slips" made of palm fronds, or bamboo rails to deploy canoes off of rocky coasts.

    Heck, I don't know much about invention, but there's been a lot of useful things invented by a lot of races, and a lot of really cool stuff was invented before races as we knew them existed... like wheels, and oil lamps, and slings, and spears, and tents, and agriculture, and livestock...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no, the inventions are very well distributed around all nations, religions, races and even intellects, the only factor that seems to matter is a small level of wealth.starving people do not invent much, necessity is not the mother of invention.

    edit: the lists are impressive and I was not aware of some of the inventions, but like I said every group can display similar lists and with just as much (quite justified pride for everybody) honor. Invention is one of the best of all the human qualities.

  • 1 decade ago

    They invented a fair share. A black man invented the process for storing blood for later use in surgery and the like.

  • 1 decade ago

    heart transplant, cell phone, peanut butter, Jazz, Rock n Roll, traffic light, ironing board, iron, electric broom, elevator, toaster, straightening comb, The three musketeers, gel, etc. There are too many to mention at this time. If you would like more info, check out Black or African American history. If you can not find it, check out Keener T's blog at yahoo's 360.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, a black person invented the traffic light too.

  • not everything- but a good amount - an African American invented all these things:

    Biscuit Cutter A.P. Ashbourne

    Super Soaker Lonnie Johnson

    Folding Bed L.C. Bailey

    Bicycle Frame Issac R. Johnson

    Coin Changer James A. Bauer Space Shuttle Retrieval Arm Wm. Harwell

    Rotary Engine Andrew J. Beard Printing Press W.A. Lavallette

    Car Couple Andrew J. Beard Envelope Seal F.W. Leslie

    Letter Box G.E. Becket Laser Fuels Lester Lee

    Stainless Steel Pads Alfred Benjamin Pressure Cooker Maurice W. Lee

    Torpedo Discharger H. Bradberry Window Cleaner A.L. Lewis

    Disposable Syringe Phil Brooks Pencil Sharpener John L. Love

    Home Security System Marie Brown Fire Extinguisher Tom J. Marshal

    Corn Planter Henry Blair Lock W.A. Martin

    Cotton Planter Henry Blair Shoe Lasting Machine Jan Matzeliger

    Ironing Board Sarah Boone Lubricators Elijah McCoy

    Horse Bridle Bit L.F.Brown Rocket Catapult Hugh MacDonald

    Horse shoe Oscar E. Brown Elevator Alexander Miles

    Pacemaker Otis Boykin Gas Mask Garrett Morgan

    Guide Missile Otis Boykin Traffic Signal Garrett Morgan

    Lawn Mower John A. Burr Hair Brush Lyda Newman

    Typewriter Burridge & Marshman Heating Furnace Alice H. Paker

    Train Alarm R.A. Butler Airship J.F.Pickering

    Radiation Detector Geo. Carruthers Folding Chair Purdgy/Sadgwar

    Peanut Butter George W. Carver Hand Stamp W.B. Purvis

    Paints & Satins George W. Carver Fountain Pen W.B. Purvis

    Lotion & Soaps George W. Carver Dust Pan L.P.Ray

    Automatic Fishing Reel George Cook Insect Destroyer Gun A.C. Richardson

    Ice cream Mold A.L. Cralle Baby Buggy W.H. Richardson

    Blood Plasma Dr. Charles Drew Sugar Refinement N. Rillieux

    Horse Riding Saddle Wm. D. Davis Clothes Dryer G.T. Sampson

    Shoe W.A. Detiz Celluar Phone Henry Sampson

    Player Piano Joseph Dickinson Pressing Comb Walter Sammons

    Arm for Recording Player Joseph Dickinson Curtain Rod S.R. Scottron

    Doorstop O. Dorsey Lawn Sprinkler J.W. Smith

    Doorknob O. Dorsey Automatic Gearshift R.B. Spikes

    Photo Print Wash Clatonia J. Dorticus Urinalysis Machine Dewey Sanderson

    Photo Embossing Machine Clatonia J. Dorticus Hydraulic Shock Absorber Ralph Sanderson

    Postal Letter Box P.B. Dowing Refrigerator J. Standard

    Toilet T. Elkins Mop T.W. Stewart

    Furniture Caster David A. Fisher Stairclimbing Wheelchair Rufus J. Weaver

    Guitar Robert Flemming ,Jr Helicopter Paul E. Williams

    Golf Tee George F. Grant Fire Escape Ladder J.B. Winters

    Motor J. Gregory Telephone Transmitter Granville T. Woods

    Lantern Micheal Harney Electric Cutoff Switch Granville T. Woods

    Thermo Hair Curlers Soloman Harper Relay Instrument Granville T. Woods

    Gas Burner B.F. Jackson Telephone System Granville T. Woods

    Kitchen Table H.A. Jackson Galvanic Battery Granville T. Woods

    Video Commander Joseph N. Jackson Electric Raillway System Granville T. Woods

    Remote Controllers Joseph N. Jackson Roller Coaster Granville T. Woods

    Sani-Phone Jerry Johnson Auto Air Brake Granville T. Woods

  • 1 decade ago

    Humans appear to have invented fire before they left Africa. That's certainly a good start.

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