It’s Black History Month, and we want to share some creations by Black Inventors that I bet you didn’t know.
Carbon dioxide Laser Fuels — Lester Lee
Pressure Cooker — Maurice W. Lee
Window Cleaner — A.L. Lewis
Portable Pencil Sharpener — John L. Love
Fire Extinguisher — Tom J. Marshal
Shoe Lasting Machine — Jan Matzeliger
Rocket Catapult — Hugh MacDonald
Hair Brush — Lyda Newman
Cellular Phone — Henry Sampson
Curtain Rod — S.R. Scottron
Urinalysis Machine — Dewey Sanderson
Player Piano — Joseph Dickinson
Arm for Record Player — Joseph Dickinson
Door Stop — O. Dorsey
Door Knob — O. Dorsey
Photo Print Wash — Clatonia J. Dorticus
Photo Embossing Machine — Clatonia J. Dorticus
Guitar — Robert Flemming Jr.
Motor — J. Gregory
Air Conditioning Unit — Frederick M. Jones
If you want to learn more about Black History Month and what other inventions were created by Black Inventors, read more at Daily Hive.
It is important for us to honor and recognize the contributions of African-Americans and observe Black History Month because it acknowledges that our diverse society has had many individuals who have shaped both America’s past and present. Celebrating black history also provides an opportunity for Americans across color lines to come together.
We can honor these accomplishments while simultaneously celebrating some of today’s entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, artists, and visionaries by supporting Black-owned businesses during Black History Month. ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿