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What have blacks invented?

I can't think of any black males or females that invented anything. Can you?

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  • Miss P
    Lv 6
    9 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

  • 4 years ago

    They weren't really invented, they were created in an evil magical ritual, hence why bad magic is called black magic. It's unknown who actually carried out the ritual, but the suspicion is it was a pact between Merlin, Lord Voldemort and Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. The speculation is that they carried out the ritual on instructions from the CIA. The ritual was carried out in 1987, on the 32 of February, about 13:73 in the morning. Back then we reckoned time and date differently. Then, the CIA used their mind control satellites to make everyone think there was a long history of black people, when if fact there wasn't. They're clever, but they made mistakes. Ever noticed how everyone remembers Michael Jackson as being black, but he's actually white?

  • 6 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.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    -George Washington Carver invented rubber substitute, adhesives, and dyes (out of peanuts too)

    -George Crum invented the potato chip

    -Benjamin Banneker invented The first clock built in the USA

    -Miriam Benjamin invented a "Gong and Signal" chair for hotels

    -Benjamin Bradly invented a steam engine to power war ships

    -Henry Brown invented the strong box

    -Fred Jones created numerous devices, from a portable x-ray machine to an automatic movie ticket dispenser to a refrigerated trucking system. His creativeness caused the largest corporations and the United States government to seek his help.

    -Garret Morgan A prolific inventor, he is renowned for his creations, including a hair-straightener, the gas mask and the automatic traffic signal. Considered by many to be one of the most impactful inventors of all time.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I'm sure plenty of stuff, just not nearly as much as Asians, and neither are even on the same playing field as whites.

    EDIT: No offense, but let's take a look at some of these that other users are posting, many of them are completely inaccurate and quite frankly, laughable. Some were invented more than a hundred years before the list says.

    air conditioning unit: Frederick M. Jones; July 12, 1949 - Willis Carrier (white) invented modern AC in 1902, 47 years before what you have listed

    almanac: Benjamin Banneker; Approx 1791 - these have been around since the ancient Babylonians, so no... just no

    cellular phone: Henry T. Sampson; July 6, 1971 - nope, Reginald Fessenden (white) laid the groundwork for Martin Cooper (also white)

    clothes dryer: G. T. Sampson; June 6, 1862 - nope, "A hand-cranked clothes dryer was created in 1800 by M. Pochon from France.[5] Electric tumble dryers appeared in the early 20th century. Industrial designer Brooks Stevens developed the first electric dryer with a glass window in the 1940s"

    elevator: Alexander Miles; October 11, 1867 - wrong, Elisha Otis did this in 1852, and a passenger one in 1857, TEN YEARS EARLIER

    fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; October 26, 1872 - The first fire extinguisher of which there is any record was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey, a celebrated chemist.

    gas mask: Garrett Morgan; October 13, 1914 -The gas mask was patented on June 12, 1849, by the American, Lewis Haslett, in Louisville, Kentucky. It was an "Inhaler or Lung Protector," issued for an air purifying respirator. Haslett's device filtered dust from the air.

    guitar: Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886 - NO, there was an Italian guitarist born more than a century before that date, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauro_Giuliani

    motor: Frederick M. Jones; June 27, 1939 - We had cars and planes by this date, just to let you know how stupid saying the motor was invented in 1939 sounds

    peanut butter: George Washington Carver; 1896 - YES, YOU GOT ONE RIGHT! HOOOORAY!!!

    refrigerator: J. Standard; June 14, 1891 - Wrong, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_low-tempe...

    stove: T. A. Carrington; July 25, 1876 - NOPE, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_stove

    typewriter: Burridge & Marshman; April 7, 1885 - ARE YOU KIDDING ME? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typewriter

    Other things invented by Blacks People

    Break Dancing - Yep, you now have 2 points

    Chess - not even close, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess

    Jazz - yes, that's three

    Blues - four

    Rap - five

    Reggae, Ska - not sure, but I'll allow it... six

    Rock and Roll - HELL NO, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_roll

    Super Water Blaster - what is this?

    Fiber Optics - No dice, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiber_optics

    I admit that blacks have invented stuff, but come on. Don't post a list that's so completely full of ****, it's pathetic.

    • Mehtap5 years agoReport

      The Hittites invented the Guitar at 3000 BC

  • 9 years ago

    Here you go...darn someone beat me to it. Oh well.

    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

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    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

    Break Dancing

    Chess

    Jazz

    Blues

    Rap

    Reggae, Ska

    Rock and Roll

    Super Water Blaster

    Fiber Optics

  • 9 years ago

    The elevator and cotton gins because they got tired or running arons and doing s*** for white people soooo they made stuff for thei lazy a$$$es so they could do it their damnnn selves.

    • Mehtap5 years agoReport

      Due to this level of immaturity, I just don't believe a word you say, with your poor Grammar and silly errata.

      If you said ghettos and gangs I definitely believe it

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Mother F*cking Bad A** Peanut Butter and SUPERSOAKERS.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Just google black inventions...there's a lot there..

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