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MAKING IT HAPPEN: MASTERS OF INVENTION
Though most people can identify inventors Thomas
Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, they may never have heard of Lewis
Latimer or Granville T. Woods, Edison’s and Bell’s equally brilliant
African-American competitors. Actor Glynn Turman introduces black men
and women whose inventions have contributed to society from the time
of slavery to today.
Here are Benjamin Banneker, the multi-talented
inventor, author and philosopher of the 1700’s, and Norbert Rilleaux,
inventor of a sugar refining process still used today, a man so
constrained by race laws that he left the U.S. forever. The program
also recognizes Dr. George Washington Carver, known as the “Savior of
the South,” Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic signal, Dr.
Patricia Bath, inventor of the laserphaco probe and a modern
spokeswoman for African-American achievement, and many more. Take a
fascinating look at history as seen and made by African-Americans
whose contributions have been ignored for far too long.