how come black inventions arent really inventions?

I was researching the inventions of african americans, and found that every single particular invention that I researched wasn't actually invented by an african american, but was actually invented by a white person. The african american merely made a slight improvement or different variation of something already invented. What is going on?

Update:

Tiffany Lauren - an african american didnt invent air conditioners :/

Tiffany Lauren - an african american didnt invent the refrigerator :/ Do some research please.

Tiffany Lauren - that african american designed airship never even left the ground :/

Tiffany Lauren - an almanac isnt an invention :/ Is is a publication of information. Are you dumb?

Tiffany Lauren - Henry T. Sampson didnt invent the cell phone :/ Have you done any research?

Tiffany Lauren - G.W. Murray didnt invent the cotton chopper, he "improved" it :/

Tiffany Lauren - Door stop. Is this invention really on your list? How sad is that.

Tiffany Lauren - Dust pan - Lawrence P. Ray-Nope! He "improved" the dust pan :/ Pretty sad!

Tiffany Lauren - Horse shoe - Nope, not invented by blacks :/

Tiffany Lauren - Lawn Mower - sorry, but nope :/ L.A. Burr only improved the rotary blade :/

Tiffany Lauren - Lawn Sprinkler - sorry, but J.S. Smith only made a different variation :/ The first US patent with the title "lawn s

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    You dumb, black people invented things that help people live. White people invent things unnecessary for life.

    Air conditioning unit Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949

    Air ship (dirigible) J.F. Pickering 1892

    Almanac Benjamin Banneker 1791 — approximate date

    Automatic car coupling for trains Andrew Beard 1897

    Automatic cutoff switch Granville T. Woods January 1, 1839

    Automatic fishing device G. Cook May 30, 1899

    Automatic gear shift Richard Spikes February 28, 1932

    Automatic lubricating system for railroads and machines Elijah McCoy October 27, 1891

    Automatic shoe making machine Jan Matzelinger 1883

    Baby buggy W.H. Richardsopn June 18, 1899

    Bicycle frame L.R. Johnson October 10, 1899

    Biscuit cutter Alexander P. Ashbourne November 30, 1875

    Blood plasma bag, blood bank Charles Drew 1945 — approximate date

    Caps for bottles and jars A.E. Long & A.A Jones 1898

    Casket lowering device A.C. Richardson November 3, 1894

    Cellular phone Henry T. Sampson July 6, 1971

    Chamber commode T. Elkins January 3, 1897

    Clothes dryer G.T. Sampson June 6, 1862

    Clothes wringer Ellen Elgin 1880s

    Combined furrow opener and stalk knocker G.W. Murray April 10, 1894

    Cotton chopper G.W. Murray June 5, 1894

    Cultivator and marker G.W. Murray April 10, 1894

    Curtain rod S.R. Scratton November 30, 1899

    Curtain rod support William S. Grant August 4, 1896

    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

    Electric railway trolley Elbert R. Robinson 1880s

    Fire escape bracket C.V. Richey December 28, 1897

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

    Folding bed L.C. Bailey July 18, 1899

    Folding chair Brody & Surgwar June 11, 1889

    Fountain pen W.B. Purvis January 7, 1890

    Fruit press Madeline M. Turner 1916

    Furniture caster O.A. Fisher 1878

    Galoshes A.L. Rickman 1898

    Gas mask Garrett A. Morgan October 13, 1914

    Golf tee G. F. Grant December 12, 1899

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

    Hair brush Lydia O. Newman November 15, 18?

    Heating furnace Alice Parker 1918

    Hand stamp Walter B. Purvis February 27, 1897

    Horse shoe J. Ricks March 30, 1885

    Ice cream Augustus Jackson 1832

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

    Improved sugar making Norbet Rillieux December 10, 1887

    Insect destroyer gun A.C. Richard January 9, 1894

    Ironing board Sarah Boone August 19, 1884

    Key chain F.J. Loudin May 19, 1889

    Lantern Michael C. Harvey December 8, 1893

    Lawn mower L.A. Burr July 23, 18?

    Lawn sprinkler J.S. Smith May 4, 1897

    Lemon squeezer J. Thomas White November 15, 1895

    Lock W.A. Martin 1887

    Lunch pail James Robinson June 11, 1893

    Mail box Paul L. Downing June 27, 1893

    Mop Thomas W. Stewart June 11, 1893

    Motor Frederick M. Jones June 27, 1939

    Multiplex telegraph system (allowed messages to be sent and received from moving trains) Granville T. Woods 1887

    Peanut butter George Washington Carver 1896

    Pencil sharpener J.L. Love November 23, 1897

    Planter G.W. Murray April 10, 1894

    Railway air brakes (first safe method of stopping trains) Granville T. Woods 1903

    Range oven Thomas Carrington 1876

    Record player arm Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819

    Refining of coconut oil A.P. Abourne July 27, 1980

    Refrigerator John Standard June 14, 1891

    Riding saddles W.D. Davis October 6, 1895

    Rolling pin John W. Reed 1864

    Shampoo headrest C.O. Baliff October 11, 1898

    Small pox inoculation (he brought this method from Africa where advanced medical practices were in Use long before Europeans had any medical knowledge) Onesimus 1721

    Spark plug Edmond Berger February 2, 1839

    Spring seat for chairs A. B. Blackburn April 3, 1888

    Steam boiler/radiator Granville T. Woods 1884

    Sethoscope Imhotep Ancient Egypt

    Stove T.A. Carrington July 25, 1876

    Straightening comb Madame C.J. Walker 1905 — approximate date

    Street sweeper Charles B. Brooks March 17, 1890

    Pastry fork Anna M. Mangin March 1, 1892

    Pencil sharpener J.L. Love November 23, 1897

    Phone transmitter Granville T. Woods December 2, 1884

    Portable fire escape D. McCree November 11, 1890

    Thermostat control Frederick M. Jones February 23, 1960

    Toilet T. Elkins 1897

    Traffic light Garrett A. Morgan November 20, 1923

    Two cycle gasoline engine Frederick M. Jones November 28, 1950

    Tricycle M.A. Cherry May 6, 1886

    Trolley car Granville T. Woods 1888

    Typewriter Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885

    Window cleaner A.L. Lewis 1892

    • krowston5 years agoReport

      Don't list the biscuit cutter that tool is useless

  • 9 years ago

    Considering the fact that if a black person did invent anything significant back in the day, a white person would've taken credit for.

    Source(s): Whites took credit for a lot of our music creations too.
  • 9 years ago

    i guess you didnt research well:/ also, back then, black people were to busy pickin cotton to make inventions, and you need to remember that black people were discriminated against so if they did make an invention they wernt taken seriously and were turned down. Garret Morgan (an african-american) made the first traffic light....unless you dont count that as a "real invention" too

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    because we just let u do all the hard work, then we make the improvements your minds were incapable of doing

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