Black Inventors

Lewis Latimer's Inventions

Lewis Latimer

Lewis Howard Latimer was one of the first African American inventors of repute in the United States of America. He was born on 4 September 1848 to George and Rebecca Latimer, who had previously been slaves in Virginia.

Granville T. Woods Inventions

Granville T. Woods

Granville Tailer Woods was an African American inventor, and the first African American to be a mechanical and civil engineer. Woods was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1856 to a native American mother and African American father, which made him a child of mixed race.

George Washington Carver's Inventions

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was a talented and accomplished African American inventor, born in a time of slavery. His parents were Mary and Giles, a couple owned by a German American immigrant named Moses Carver.

George Crum's Inventions

George Crum

George Crum was an American native, widely credited with the invention of the first potato chips. Crum’s birth name was George Speck and he was born in New York in 1822 to Abraham and Catherine Speck.

Elijah McCoy's Inventions

Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy invented “Automatic Oil Cup”

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