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Dr. James E. West: Electret Microphone Inventor

Dr. James E. West: Electret Microphone Inventor | WE CAN CHANGE OUR WORLD | Scoop.it
Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of Dr. James E. West, an African-American inventor who developed the mic in the 1960s.
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Valerie Thomas: Inventor of the Illusion Transmitter

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Inventor Valerie Thomas began experimenting on an illusion transmitter in 1977, and in 1980, she patented the invention.
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Frederick McKinley Jones: Refrigerator Inventions

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Read a short biography of Frederick McKinley Jones, the famous black inventor who developed numerous inventions, including important breakthroughs in cooling and refrigeration.
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Dr. Shirley Jackson: Telecommunications Inventions

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Read a short biography of Dr. Shirley Jackson, the famous black inventor and physicist who has been credited with making many advances in telecommunications.
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Dr. Mark Dean: Computer Inventions

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Dr. Mark Dean started working at IBM in 1980 and was instrumental in the development of the Personal Computer (PC). He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents.
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Dr. Patricia Bath: Fight for the Right to Sight

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Dr. Patricia Bath has dedicated her life to the treatment and prevention of visual impairments. Her personal belief that everyone has the 'Right to Sight' led to her invention in 1985 of a specialized tool and procedure for the removal of cataracts.
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George Alcorn: Inventor of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer

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Read a biography of George Alcorn, an African-American who received the NASA Inventor of the Year Award for his development of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer.
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John Henry Thompson: Computer Programming and Software Inventions

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Read a short biography of John Thompson, the famous black inventor who created Lingo programming language, Macromedia Director and other computer inventions.
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Garrett A. Morgan: Traffic Signal and Gas Mask Inventor

Garrett A. Morgan: Traffic Signal and Gas Mask Inventor | WE CAN CHANGE OUR WORLD | Scoop.it
Read about famous black inventor Garrett A. Morgan, who developed both the first traffic signal invention and the first patented gas mask.
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Lonnie G. Johnson: Inventor of the Super Soaker®

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Read a short biography of Lonnie G. Johnson, the famous black inventor and scientist who created the Super Soaker water gun.
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Dr. Philip Emeagwali: Inventor of the World's Fastest Computer

Dr. Philip Emeagwali: Inventor of the World's Fastest Computer | WE CAN CHANGE OUR WORLD | Scoop.it
Dr. Philip Emeagwali, who has been called the Bill Gates of Africa, was born in Nigeria in 1957. He is responsible for inventing the world's fastest computer.
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Dr. Charles Drew: Blood Bank Inventor

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Read a short biography of Dr. Charles Drew, the famous black inventor whose research on blood plasma lead to the invention of the first blood bank.
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Benjamin Banneker: Invented America's First Clock

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Read a biography of Benjamin Banneker, the famous African-American inventor who developed America's first fully functioning clock.
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Black leaders

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Toussaint L'Ouverture via revolutionanna.blogspot.com - Haitian Revolutionary, the full story is yet to be told
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