Black History Month – Influential Inventors

Alexander Miles

As part of our recognition and celebration of Black History Month we want to share with you 8 black inventors who made daily life easier.

1. Automatic Elevator Doors, Invented by Alexander Miles in 1887

2. Carbon Light Bulb Filament, Invented by Lewis Latimer in 1881

3. Improved Ironing Board, Invented by Sarah Boone in 1892

4. The Three-Light Traffic Light, Invented by Garrett Morgan in 1923

5. Refrigerated Trucks, Invented by Frederick McKinley Jones in 1940

6. Electret Microphone, Co-Invented by James E. West in 1964

7. Home Security System, Co-Invented by Mary Van Brittan Brown in 1966

8. Color IBM PC Monitor and Gigahertz Chip, Co-Invented by Mark Dean c. 1980 and 1999

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