Black Inventors, Crafting Over Two Hundred Years of Success

Black Inventors
Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success, clearly outlines the work of Black inventors from over seventy countries. The author, Keith C. Holmes, has spent over twenty years researching information on inventions by Black people from Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, to name a few.

Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success discovers a number of the inventions, patents, and labor saving devices developed by Black inventors. Before the period of enslavement, Africans developed a number of inventions: agricultural tools, building materials, medicinal herbs, cloths, and weapons. Though many Black people were brought in chains to Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America and the United States, it is relatively unknown that many of them developed labor saving devices and inventions that created companies, generated money, and jobs. Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success is one of the first books to address diversity of the Black inventors and their inventions from a global perspective.

The focus of Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success is to introduce the readers to the facts that inventions by Black people, both past and present, were developed and patented on a global scale. In the past, the focus has been on American and European inventors. The new giants in the patenting process are from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, and South Korea.

Black inventors, from the very beginning of their involvement in the invention and patenting processes in Western Civilization, have had an important and earth shattering impact on the world. Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success outlines the early Black inventors from the United States. The book documents one of the first Black inventors to obtain a patent in the Caribbean and the United States. In the United States, there are now sixteen African American men who have been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Two of the inventors, Jan E. Matziliger and Elijah McCoy were born outside the United States. Recently, Dr. Patrica Bath was nominated to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Yet, there are still no African American women who have been inducted into this prestigious organization. Mr. Holmes documents inventions by Black women inventors from Africa, Canada, Caribbean, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The material available in Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success is an introduction into the world of inventions by Black inventors. It gives the reader, researcher, librarian, student and teachers, the materials needed to effectively understand that the Black inventor is not one dimensional, but a global phenomenon.

Mr. Holmes is available for lectures and book signings.

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Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success

ISBN: 978-0-9799573-0-7

List Price: $15.00

Global Black Inventor Research Projects. Inc.

Tel: 646-610-1485

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Black Inventors said…
This book is truly inspiring for both young and older readers. It provides a close look into the lives (and struggles) of black inventors. Many of whom we know very little about. This book includes details of their feelings and struggles as the America was changing.

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