Did Black People Invented Almost Everything Useful?
Such as motors,fans,refrigerator,etc..
Lets be honest, they did. dont be racist
- LadyRebeccaLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
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
- JimmyLv 41 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!!!!
- ye_river_xivLv 61 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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- Anonymous1 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.
- 1 decade ago
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
- sheeple_rancherLv 51 decade ago
Humans appear to have invented fire before they left Africa. That's certainly a good start.