African American Inventors


A.C. Richardson

Insect destroyer gun

A.L. Cralle

Ice cream mold

A.L. Lewis

Window cleaner

A.P. Ashbourne

Biscuit cutter

Adolph Shamms

Multi-stage  rocket

Alexander Miles


Alfred Benjamin

Stainless steel pads

Alice H. Parker

Heating furnace

Andrew Beard

Rotary engine

Andrew Beard

Car coupler

Artis Jenkins

O.F. Cable w/non-met. sheath

Augustus Jackson

Ice cream

B.F. Jackson

Gas burner

Burridge &  Marshman


Charles Brooks

Street sweeper

Clatonia J. Dorticus

Photo print wash & Photo embossing mach.

Darryl Thomas

Cattle roping apparatus

David A.Fusher

Furniture caster               

David Gittens

Ikenga – gyroplane & Ikenga/mk3 –automobile & Skooterboard

Dewey Sanderson

Urinalysis machine

Dr. Charles Drew

Blood plasma   

E.W Stewart


Elijah McCoy


F.W. Leslie

Envelope seal

G.E. Becket

Letter box

G.T. Sampson

Clothes drier

Garrett Morgan

Gas mask & Traffic signal

Geo. F. Grant

Golf tee


Image converter & Radiation detector

George Cook

Automatic fishing reel 

H. Bradberry

Torpedo discharge

H. Jordan

Clothes dresser

H.A. Jackson

Kitchen table

Henry Blair

Corn planter

Henry Sampson

Cellular phone

Hugh McDonald

Rocket catapult

Issac R. Johnson

Bicycle frame

J. Gregory


J. Standard


J.B. Winters

Fire escape ladder

J.F. Pickering

Air ship (Blimp)

J.W. Smith

Lawn sprinkler

James A. Bauer

Coin changer

James S. Adams

Aeroplane propelling

Jan Matzeliger

Shoe lasting machine

Jerry Johnson


John A. Burr

Lawn mower     

John A. Johnson


John Clark

Track athlete trainer

John L. Love

Pencil sharpener

Jones & Long

Bottle caps

Joseph Dickinson

Player piano & Arm for record player

Joseph N. Jackson

Programmable remote control & Video commander

L.C. Bailey

Folding bed

L.F. Brown

Horse bridle bit

L.P. Ray

Dust pan

Larry Christie

Pillow utilizing air/water

Latimer& Nichols

Electric lamp

Lester Lee

Lasher fuels

Lonnie Johnson

Super soaker

Lyda Newman

Hair brush

Marie Brown

Home security system

Maurice W. Lee

Pressure cooker

Micheal Harney


Morris B. Williams

Polym. water Reduct.paint

N. Rillieux

Sugar refinement

O. Dorsey

Door stop & Door knob

Oscar E. Brown


Otis Boykin

Pace maker controls & Guided-missile

P. Johnson

Eye protection

P.B. Dowing

Postal letter box        

Paul E Williams


Phil Brooks

Disposable syringe

Purdy & Sadgwar

Folding chair

R.A. Butler

Train alarm

R.B. Spikes

Automatic gear shift

Ralph Sanderson

Hydraulic shock absorber

Robert  Flemming Jr. 


Rufus J. Weaver

Stairclimbing  wheelchair

S.R. Scottron

Curtain rod

Sarah Boone

Ironing board

Solomon Harper

Thermo hair curlers

T. Elkins

Toilet (commode)

Tom J. Marshal

Fire extinguisher

W. Johnson

Egg beater

W.A. Deitz


W.A. Lavalette

Printing press

W.B. Purvis

Hand stamp & Fountain pen

W.H. Richardson

Baby buggy

W.W. Martin


Walter Sammons

Pressing comb & Hair dressing device

Wm. D. Davis

Horse riding saddle

Wm. Harwell

Attachment for shuttle arm. & Device used to capture satellites                              


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