African American Inventors

I didn't know there were so many things invented by black people, especially when slavery was still so present in our society, I'm surprised that they were still given the recognition.

PRESS THE VISIT BUTTON For more about Meharry and the School Top-ten producer of African-American Ph.D.s in Biomedical Sciences Meharry is the second largest educator of African-American medical doctors and dentists in the United States. Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans.

Future doctors from Meharry Medical College-Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity innnnnnncorperated!

Dr. Georgia Rooks Dwelle: In 1900, she became the first Spelman College alumna to attend medical school. Dr. Dwelle established the Dwelle Infirmary (1920) in Atlanta. It was Georgia's first general hospital for African Americans, and its first obstetrical hospital for African American women. The infirmary, which also featured a pediatric clinic, was Georgia's first venereal disease clinic for African Americans, and offered Atlanta's first "Mother's Club" for African American women.

Spelman History is Women's History: Dr. Georgia Dwelle, -- When she entered Meharry Medical College in Dwelle became the first Spelman graduate to attend medical school, and in 1920 she established the Dwelle Infirmary, Georgia's first general

Didn't know this!  So much untold Black History

Black History slave cemetery new York they were digging a new foundation in Manhattan, and they discovered a slave cemetery there. May their bones rest easy now that lynching is frowned upon.

Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American woman to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (August 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia – January 1891 in Los Angeles, California) was an African American nurse, and a California real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what…

Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what racism with African Americans has been like with simple stats.

An African American woman sitting on car bumper, Shreveport, Louisiana, circa 1931. The Burns Archive

Woman sitting on car bumper, c. This stylish woman balances on a car bumper. Countless snapshots show people sitting on, in, or near cars, an indication of how important these vehicles are to us. © The Burns Archive.

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

profeminist:   “❤   these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and…

profeminist: ““❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind.

Did you know that Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap were all created by an African-American Man? Dr. Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemi

Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who created Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap.

Josephine Holloway (pictured with granddaughter) was the 1st African American Troop Leader and lobbied for African Americans to be allowed to be involved in Girl Scouts.

Famous Girls Scouts who have made a difference - Josephine Holloway - African-American Troop Leader. She lobbied for African-Americans to be allowed to join the Girl Scouts.

Beautiful African American Makeup. I love this eye shadow, the lipstick, the blue nail polish, everything just seems to match perfectly with her dark skin! Check out more of my Friday Favorites!

Lauren Nicely(@lonicely) - Instagram photos and videos

I love this eye shadow, the lipstick, the blue nail polish, everything just seems to match perfectly with her dark skin! Check out more of my Friday Favorites!

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the U.S. Really Owes Black America

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. Johnson | African American Inventors | Scholastic.com

This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. This helped show blacks that they can make a difference too. He was able to work with NASA and create something great and useful.

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