Black History Month Black Inventors Video: Inventions by African Americans You Use in Daily Life
Black Inventors Video: Inventions by African Americans You Use in Daily Life
By Alexis Stodghill
Posted Feb 4th 2011 2:59PM
Every day you use something that was invented or perfected by an African American inventor. Most people don't realize that when they pick up their cell phone to make a call, or use a microphone to sing karaoke, a black mind was behind the device that enables them to make the most of their day.
Surprised? You are not the only one. Most people don't know that inventions ranging from complex devices to common household goods were invented by African Americans. Watch the video below to learn more about black inventors and their contributions to the world. You'll be as amazed as the people we encountered. Recognizing black inventors is a very special part of celebrating Black History Month 2011.
To learn even more about black inventors and their incredibly diverse creations, visit Black-Inventor.com. (Pictured above: Dr. Shirley Jackson, first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. from MIT and contributor to the creation of caller I.D.; Fred Jones, inventor of the refrigerated truck among other devices; Henry T. Sampson, co-inventor and patent holder of the gamma-electric cell, which makes cell phones possible.)
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