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Inventors Black Inventors A-Z

A
George Alcorn
Nathaniel Alexander
Virgie Ammons
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B
Benjamin Banneker
Patricia Bath
Andrew Jackson Beard
Miriam E. Benjamin
Edmond Berger
Henry Blair
Bessie Blount
Sarah Boone
Otis Boykin
Charles Brooks
Phil Brooks
Henry Brown
Marie Brown
John Albert Burr

C
George Washington Carver
George Carruthers
Benjamin S. Carson
Emmett W. Chappelle
John Christian
Donald Cotton
David Crosthwait

D
Mark Dean
Ronald Demon
Joseph Hunter Dickinson
Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus
Dr. Charles Richard Drew
A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I-K/L/M/N/O/P-Q/R/S/T/U-V/W-Z/top
E
Thomas Elkins Philip Emeagwali

F



G
Sarah E. Goode
Meredith C. Gourdine
George Grant
A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I-K/L/M/N/O/P-Q/R/S/T/U-V/W-Z/top
H
Lloyd Augustus Hall

I-K
Augustus Jackson
Thomas L. Jennings
Jack Johnson
Lonnie Johnson
Willis Johnson
Frederick Jones
Marjorie Stewart Joyner
Percy Lavon Julian
Ernest Everett Just
Roscoe Koontz
A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I-K/L/M/N/O/P-Q/R/S/T/U-V/W-Z/top
L
Lewis Howard Latimer
Joseph Lee
John Lee Love

M
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
Elijah McCoy
Alexander Miles
Ruth Miro
Garrett Morgan
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N
Lyda Newman

O



P-Q
Alice Parker
Traverse Benjamin Pinn
Willam Purvis
A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I-K/L/M/N/O/P-Q/R/S/T/U-V/W-Z/top
R
Lloyd P Ray
Cordell Reed
Louis Roberts
Norbert Rillieux

S
Walter Sammons
Henry Sampson
Jerry Shelby
Richard Spikes
John Standard
Thomas Stewart
Rufus Stokes

T
Lewis Temple
Valerie Thomas
John Henry Thompson
A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I-K/L/M/N/O/P-Q/R/S/T/U-V/W-Z/top
U-V



W-Z
Madame Walker
James Edward West
John Thomas White
Doctor Daniel Hale Williams
Paul E. Williams
Joseph Winters
Granville Woods
Kevin Woolfolk

More Resources on Black Inventors
Black Inventors - Database
An extensive list of black inventors holding patents listed by name, patent number, and date - hundreds of black inventors listed, however, without the biographical information of the listings above.

Colors of Innovation - Black Inventors - Written For Students
Many familiar black inventors are highlighted in this article along with a background history on the struggles of black inventors.

The Origins of Black History Month
What we now call Black History Month was originated in 1926 by Carter Godwin Woodson as Negro History Week.

Black Inventors Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about black inventors history with this trivia quiz.
 

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