I was pulling information for my Surname study when I came across an outstanding idea for a project. The page which was contained within a genealogy company called ThoughtCo.
These 10 innovators are just a few of the many Black Americans who have made important contributions to business, industry, medicine, and technology. One of these innovators started life out as a slave.
I have always felt that for far too long life cheated the African American people by concealing how successful many of their ancestors had been.
The article told something about each man.
10 Important Black Inventors in U.S. History
1. Madame C.J. Walker (Dec. 23, 1867-May 25, 1919)
2. George Washington Carver (1861-Jan. 5, 1943)
3. Lonnie Johnson (Born Oct. 6, 1949)
4. George Edward Alcorn, Jr. (Born March 22, 1940)
5. Benjamin Banneker (Nov. 9, 1731-Oct. 9, 1806)
6. Charles Drew (June 3, 1904-April 1, 1950)
7. Thomas L. Jennings (1791 - Feb. 12, 1856)
8. Elijah McCoy (May 2, 1844-Oct. 10, 1929)
9. Garrett Morgan (March 4, 1877-July 27, 1963)
10. James Edward Maceo West (Born Feb. 10, 1931)
Here is the link for further information on each of the individuals contributions to the world: