African American Inventors in History. Lesson plan for grades 6-12; includes Common Core Standards. Published by the American Institute of Physics
Black Inventors - The Complete List of Genius Black American (African American) Inventors, Scientists, and Engineers with Their Revolutionary Inventions That Changed the World and Impacted History: Part One & Part Two, Interesting Engineering, 2018
Augusta County slave co-invented reaper that revolutionized agriculture. The News-Leader (VA), May 2018
4 Black Women Reimagined the Technology of the Home. Smithsonian Magazine, February 2017*
The inventor of the energy-harnessing soccer ball made a huge pivot — and it's paying off big time. Business Insider, October 2016.
Nigerian-American entrepreneur Jessica Matthews, CEO of Uncharted Power, a renewable energy tech startup. Photo: Business Insider
The Untold Story of the Man Who Called Himself the "Black Edison (inventor Garrett Morgan). Popular Mechanics, September 2016*
Drawing from US patent 1113675 (1914) for the "Morgan Safety Hood", the forerunner to today's gas mask.
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Interview with basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of the children's book What Color Is My World: The Lost History of African-American Inventors (2018; 59 mins). Part of the "Beyond Words" multimedia collection produced by the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Founder Julieanna Richardson talks about her motivation to launch The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive (1:19:00). The site provides thousands of oral histories from African Americans who have made a significant contribution in some area of American life or culture. Click here to retrieve the records for Inventors.
African American History Month. Virtual exhibit on Google Arts & Culture; created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Washington D.C.
Black Inventors and Scientists Museums, Inc. Home of the Original Traveling Black Inventions Museum
Famous Black Inventors. Created by Biography.com