Celebrate Black History Month by study African American inventors. Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light. Let your students make traffic light cookies and then write a "how to" afterwards. Parent note asking for supplies is also included in this p
West Electret Microphone Inventor Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone,
Robert Tanner Freeman is the first professionally trained black dentist in the United States. A child of slaves, he eventually entered Harvard University and graduated only four years after the end of the Civil War on May 18, 1869.
George Crum invented the potato chip in A Native American/African American chef at the Moon Lake Lodge resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. He made the potato chip by accident- an attempt to annoy a customer.
Jan Matzeliger helped revolutionize the shoe industry by developing a shoe lasting machine that would attach the sole to the shoe in one minute, making it possible for the common man to now afford shoes at significantly lower prices Suriname).
He's not known as the black Thomas Edison! He's known as the inventor Granville Wood whom Edison tried to steal his invention. And of course being the Eurocentric place that it is, America gave all the glory to Thomas Edison. White supremacy is deep!
George Washington Carver American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. He is credited with the invention of peanut butter. However, Carver did not patent peanut butter as he believed food products were all gifts from God.