What did black people invent?

Just wondering?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years 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; Octber 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 Carver; 1896

    * pencil sharpener: J. L. Love; November 23, 1897

    * 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

    * phone transmitter: Granville T. Woods; December 2, 1884

    * 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

    Other things invented by Blacks People

    o Break Dancing

    o Chess

    o Jazz

    o Blues

    o Rap

    o Reggae, Ska

    o Rock and Roll

    o Super Water Blaster

    o Fiber Optics

    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 Dickinso

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      4 years agoReport

      Too many lies to know where to begin. T.Marshall had nothing to do with inventing the fire extinguisher in 1723.

  • 4 years ago

    You have to understand just because somebody filed a patent doesn't mean they were the inventor, a lot of whites stole black peoples inventions if you find an actual news clipping in the era of slavery, you will see a lot of the slaves purchased were skilled laborers. Which is the reason why America could become a super power. Washington D.C. was designed by black and built by slaves, including the White House.

  • 10 years ago

    omg let school you.

    Automatic Car Coupling Device

    Mechanical Seed Planter

    Street Sweeper

    Mechanical Corn Harvester

    Microcomputer system with bus control means for peripheral processing devices

    Egg Beater

    Refrigeration for transport trucks

    Refrigeration for railroad cars

    Pencil Sharpener


    Gas Mask that saved many lives during WWI

    Automatic Traffic Signal

    Sugar Refining System that revolutionized the making of sugar

    Hot Comb

    Toggle Harpoon

    First Open Heart Surgery

    Multiplex Telegraph system, allowing messages to be sent/received from moving trains

    Railway Air Brakes that provided the first safe method of stopping trains



    Lemon Squeezer

    and much much more

  • 10 years ago

    Peanut Butter!

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  • 10 years ago

    george washington carver invented peanut butter and Garrett A. Morgan invented the traffic light.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    peanut butter lol

    White English guy invented the cell phone btw.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago


    • Mehtap5 years agoReport

      The Sumerians the Ural Altaic people and Original Ancient Egyptians are Turanian. Oldest language in the world is TUR.

      Pity you people result to ghettos, little Afrocentrics

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    blues, jazz, hip hop,reggae. 'nuff said.

    music makes the world go round, so even though black people didn't event the dishwasher or whatever, they invented something that makes people happy, that makes people LISTEN.

  • Lucero
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Your Middle School education is your best friend.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Mankind itself, fire, tools, language.... all the things that really matter.

    Yoshi et al., I took the question to refer to Subsaharan Africa, not to Africans outside Africa. You're of course entirely right.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Things from the top of my head -

    traffic lights, pacemakers, air conditioning, CELL PHONES, door knobs, elevators, fire extinguishers, gas masks, guitars, stethoscopes, typewriters, and a lot of other stuff.

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