Posts Tagged: Black History Month


Dr. Thomas Mensah: An innovator of fiber optics technologies

Although the history of fiber optics includes a long list of engineers and inventors making contributions over decades, Dr. Mensah’s particular improvements to the process of …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The first patent received by an HBCU was on April 11, 1978, assigned to Shaw University of Raleigh, NC. Between 1969 and 2012, HBCUs received 100 utility patents from the U.S. …

God’s Scientist: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was not only a talented innovator, but was also an extremely gifted educator and …
By Eric Guttag
7 years ago 0

Granville Woods and Induction Telegraphy

There are some who say that the number of patents Woods obtained is at least 60, may be even much higher. But from Professor Fouché’s book, I’…
By Eric Guttag
7 years ago 0

The Black Edison: Granville T. Woods

Granville Woods is often referred as “The Black Edison.” Woods and Thomas Edison went to court twice over what were apparently invention disputes. Both times, Woods won. …
By Eric Guttag
7 years ago 0