The A-Z List of Black Inventors
This list of Black and African-American inventors have certainly earned their place in history. Let’s take a look at the legacy of these inventors.
The following join the ranks of many great African-American inventors who have contributed greatly to society throughout the years.
Many black inventors have struggled with hardship, poverty and, in some circumstances, slavery, to prove their genius to the world. The following are but a few of the many inventive and talented members of the black community in the United States.
Many of the entries on this list are derived from the dutiful work of one Mr. Henry Baker who worked for the U.S. Patent Office between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. At this time, the African-Americans had few rights so Henry wanted to make sure that some, at least, received some form of unofficial recognition for their contributions to society.
This list is not exhaustive but is comprehensive and is in alphabetical order.
You can find the list version here.