in

Top Ten Inventions You Can’t Live Without That Were Created By Black People

If you do a little digging, you will quickly find that some of the most innovative products and essential technology were created by the hands of black inventors.

None of these everyday creations would exist today if it weren’t for the brilliant minds of these remarkable people of color…

Frederick M. Jones – Air Conditioning Unit

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Bio

Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 – February 21, 1961) designed a portable air-cooling unit for trucks carrying perishable food.

William H. Richardson – Baby Buggy

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Pinterest

William H. Richardson (5 December 1808 – 14 December 1878) created the first reversible baby carriage.

George T. Sampson – Clothes Dryer

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Pinterest

George T. Sampson (July 24, 1861 – December 23, 1949) created the automatic clothes dryer in 1892.

Osbourn Dorsey – Doorknob and Doorstep

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Pinterest

Osbourn Dorsey (birth date estimated is around September 19, 1862 – September 15, 1913) was a freed slave who invented the doorknob and doorstop in December of 1878.

Alexander Miles – Elevator

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Black Time Travel

Alexander Miles (May 18, 1838 – May 7, 1918) was awarded for creating the automatic opening and closing elevator. He was awarded the patent on October 11, 1887.

Thomas Marshall – Fire Extinguisher

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Pinterest

Thomas J Martin (January 25, 1858 – death unknown) was awarded a patent for creating the early fire extinguisher on March 2nd 1872.

Lydia O Newman – Hair Brush

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Bio

Newman created the first hairbrush with synthetic bristles. Before this brushes were made from animal hair. Newman’s hairbrush was designed to promote ventilation and to help cure hair impurities.

George W Carver – Peanut Butter

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Bio

George W. Carver (birthdate unknown – 5 January 1943) is best known for creating peanut butter.

Madam C. J. Walker – Straightening Comb

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Bio

Madam C. J. Walker (23 December 1867 – 25 May 1919) was the first female self-made millionaire in America. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women – including the straightening comb.

Garrett Morgan – Traffic Lights

Top Ten Inventions You Can't Live Without That Were Created By Black People
Pinterest

Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) After Morgan had witnessed a serious accident at an intersection, and he filed a patent to create the first traffic control device in 1922.

Avatar

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

What do you think?

18 Points
Upvote Downvote

Comments

Leave a Reply

Avatar

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0

15 Iconic Images From Naomi Campbell’s Revolutionary Career

20 Kids Who Look Nearly Identical To Their Famous Parents