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If I was to ask you to come up with some famous inventors, what comes to mind? Would it be Thomas Edison? Alexander Graham Bell? Wilbur Wright?
Okay, what about Black Inventors? Any that come to mind? Could you name about ten without looking at this list?
It's okay! Our US education system has failed to incorporate this aspect into our history, and to make that up, here are the top ten inventions that you need to thank African Americans for!
1. The Three-Light Traffic Light - Garrett Morgan
Traffic light,red,black,green,yellow - free image from needpix.com
2. The Super Soaker - Lonnie G. Johnson
Soak David Tennant GIF by Doctor Who
3. Home Security System - (Marie Van Brittan Brown)
File:Home Intruder Alarm system.JPG - Wikipedia
4. The World's First Fastest Computer - Phil Emeagwali
working special agent GIF by TipsyElves.com
5. Pacemaker - Otis Boykin
Pacemaker Medical Implant - Free photo on Pixabay
6. Shockwave (Animation on the Web aka GIFS) - Lisa Gelobter
Cat Kitten GIF by Demic
7. Refrigerated Trucks - Frederick McKinley Jones
File:ELS Hino Dutro (2nd) Topre refrigerated truck.jpg - Wikimedia ...
8. Automatic Elevator Doors - Alexander Miles
Tired Season 5 GIF by The Office
9. Electret Microphone - James E. West
behind the scenes singing GIF by COIN
10. Carbon Light Bulb Filament - Lewis Latimer
light lights out GIF
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