Black Inventors Search & Find
by Janet Sims-Wood, Ph.D.

     Blacks invented many items that we use in our everyday lives. Look around your home, your school, your recreation center, etc., and find inventions by Black inventors. Match the inventors and the inventions below. Next, look at the Detroit Public Library Web site and get the patent numbers for these inventions. Did these Black inventors have other inventions?


Bertha Berman Mary Beatrice Kenner
Sarah Boone Lewis Latimer
John Albert Burr John Lee Love
William C. Carter Alexander Miles
Lewis B. Dorcas Garrett A. Morgan
Thomas Elkins Lloyd P. Ray
David Harper Walter H. Sammons
Mary E. & Harry Jackson Samuel R. Scottron
Frederick McKinley Jones Joseph R. Winters




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November 2001