Category : Inventors

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Otis Boykin

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Otis Boykin was born on August 29, 1920, in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Fisk College in 1941 and took a job with the Majestic...
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Marie Van Brittan Brown

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African American inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown contributed to a safer society with her invention of the first home security system. Her invention was the...
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Lewis Howard Latimer

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Inventor and engineer Lewis Howard Latimer was born to parents who had fled slavery. Latimer learned the art of mechanical drawing while working at a...
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Madam C.J. Walker

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Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own...
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Garrett Morgan

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Garrett Morgan blazed a trail for African-American inventors with his patents, including those for a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, a revamped the sewing machine,...
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Philip Emeagwali

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Philip Emeagwali (born August 23, 1954) is a Nigerian American computer scientist. He achieved computing breakthroughs that helped lead to the development of the internet....