Posts Tagged: black inventors


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

The Legacy of George Washington Carver, Tuskegee Educator, Innovator and Renaissance Man

This experience in helping Southern farmers improve the soil in their fields soon led to what was to become a passion for Carver: peanuts. While peanuts were …
By Eric Guttag
7 years ago 0

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

The Real McCoy Part 2: I am a Man Who Thinks and My Thoughts are Valuable

One of the more indelible images of the civil rights movement are those from the Spring of 1968 as Black sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis, Tennessee …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 2

The Real McCoy: Should Intellectual Property Rights be the New Civil Rights in America?

Many may initially wonder what IP has to do with civil rights. After all, IP rights (IPR) have always been understood in terms of individual economic incentives …
By Raymond Millien
8 years ago 5