Famous Black Inventors
Black inventors like George Washington Carver, Madam C.J. Walker, Lonnie G. Johnson, Garrett Morgan and Patricia Bath are among history's most revered geniuses.
Stream Unforgivable Blackness | Ken Burns | PBS
Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World. Enter the ring in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, a provocative PBS documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns.
#Rosa Lee Ingram was working on land she sharecropped near the small town of Ellaville, Georgia, on November 4, 1947. A white neighbor, John Stratford confronted her angrily about some livestock that had roamed onto his property. It was told that Strafford attempted to sexually assault his neighbor Rosa Lee Ingram. As Rosa Lee Ingram fought ...
Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.
Dr. James E. West: Electret Microphone Inventor
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.