Anybody with half a brain knows that in a white dominated America, historical information has been warped to favor whites instead of blacks. In reality, most of the stuff we've been taught in school is a lie. If you believe that Christopher Columbus discovered a land where millions of people already lived then you should not continue reading. You're shallow. It's a great chance that Lewis Latimer, a black man, did invent the light bulb, but to be truthful, nobody knows.
Racist whites, not whites but racist whites try to make people believe that blacks did nothing for the world. But in reality, blacks contributed just as much and very significant things to the world, often being the first.
Egypt anyone? This is exactly why the noses were knocked off the Sphinx's nose, it was that of a black person. Now they can claim that the ancient Egyptians were not black.
Here is a list of some black (American) inventions that you may not have known.
- Frederick M. Jones: Air Conditioning Unit - July 12, 1949
- Benjamin Banneker: Almanac - approx. 1791
- Granville T. Woods: Auto Cut-Off Switch - January 1, 1839
- G. Cook: Auto Fishing Device - May 30, 1899
- Richard Spikes: Automatic Gear Shift - Feb. 28, 1932
- W.H. Richardson: Baby Buggy - June 18, 1899
- L.R. Johnson: Bicycle Frame - Oct. 10, 1899
- A.P. Ashbourne: Biscuit Cutter - Nov. 30, 1975
- Charles Drew: Blood Plasma Bag - Approx. 1945
- Henry T. Sampson: Cellular Phone - July 6, 1971
- T. Elkins: Chamber Commode - January 3, 1897
- G.T. Sampson: Clothes Dryer - June 6, 1862
- S.R. Scratton: Curtain Rod - Nov. 30, 1889
- William S. Grant: Curtain Rod Support - August 4, 1896
- O. Dorsey: Door Knob & Door Stop - Dec. 10, 1878
- Lawrence P. Ray: Dust Pan - August 3, 1897
- Willie Johnson: Egg Beater - February 5, 1884
- Lewis Latimer: Electric Lamp Bulb - March 21, 1882
- Alexander Miles: Elevator - Oct. 11, 1867
- P. Johnson: Eye Protector - Nov. 2, 1880
- J.W. Winters: Fire Escape Ladder - May 7, 1878
- T. Marshall: Fire Extinguisher - Oct. 26, 1872
- L.C. Bailey: Folding Bed - July 18, 1899
- Brody and Surgwar: Folding Chair - June 11, 1889
- W.B. Purvis: Fountain Pen - January 7, 1890
- O.A. Fisher: Furniture Caster - 1878
- Garrett Morgan: Gas Mask - Oct. 13, 1914
- T. Grant: Golf Tee - Dec. 12, 1899
- Robert F. Flemming, Jr.: Guitar - March 3, 1886
- Lydia O. Newman: Hair Brush - Nov. 15, 18
- Walter B. Purvis: Hand Stamp - Feb. 27, 1883
- J. Ricks: Horse Shoe - March 30, 1885
- A.L. Cralle: Ice cream Scooper - Feb. 2, 1897.
- Norbet Rillieux: Improv. Sugar Making - Dec. 10, 1846
- A.C. Richard: Insect Destroyer Gun - Feb. 28, 1899
- Sarah Boone: Ironing Board - Dec. 30, 1887
- F.J. Loudin: Key Chain - January 9, 1894
- Michael C. Harvey: Lantern - Aug. 19, 1884.
- L.A. Burr: Lawn Mower - May 19, 1889
- J.W. Smith: Lawn Sprinkler - May 4, 1897
- J. Thomas White: Lemon Squeezer - Dec. 8, 1893
- W.A. Martin: Lock - July 23, 18
- Elijah McCoy: Lubricating Cup - Nov. 15, 1895
- James Robinson: Lunch Pail - 1887
- Paul L. Downing: Mail Box - Oct. 27, 1891
- Thomas W. Stewart: Mop - June 11, 1893
- Frederick M. Jones: Motor - June 27, 1939
- George Washington Carver: Peanut Butter - 1896
- J.L. Love: Pencil Sharpener - Nov. 23, 2897.
- Joseph Hunger Dickenson: Record Player Arm - Jan. 8, 1819
- J. Standard: Refrigerator - June 14, 1891
- W.D. Davis: Riding Saddles - Oct. 6, 1895
- John W. Reed: Rolling Pin - 1864
- C.O. Bailiff: Shampoo Headrest - Oct. 11, 1898
- Edmund Berger: Spark Plug - Feb. 2, 1839
- Imhotep: Stethoscope - Ancient Egypt
- T.A. Carrington: Stove - July 25, 1876
- Madam C.J. Walker: Straightening Comb - Approx. 1905
- Charles B. Brooks: Street Sweeper - March 17, 1890
- Granville T. Woods: Phone Transmitter - Dec. 2, 1884
- Frederick M. Jones: Thermostat Control - Feb. 23, 1960
- Garrett Morgan: Traffic Light - Nov. 20, 1923
Also note that many of the inventions today are from the Japanese, and not white America as a racist would like for you to believe.
Missing from the list above. Open heart surgery, the cell phone and the home alarm system, all invented by black Americans.