The 10 Inventions You Need to Thank African Americans For
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The 10 Inventions You Need to Thank African Americans For

In order to commemorate Black History Month, here is a list of 10 inventions that were created by African Americans that have helped make our lives a little bit more easier!

The 10 Inventions You Need to Thank African Americans For

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?

Feeling Stumped?

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

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2. The Super Soaker - Lonnie G. Johnson

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3. Home Security System - (Marie Van Brittan Brown)

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4. The World's First Fastest Computer - Phil Emeagwali

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5. Pacemaker - Otis Boykin

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6. Shockwave (Animation on the Web aka GIFS) - Lisa Gelobter

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7. Refrigerated Trucks - Frederick McKinley Jones

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8. Automatic Elevator Doors - Alexander Miles

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9. Electret Microphone - James E. West

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10. Carbon Light Bulb Filament - Lewis Latimer

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