14 Black Inventors You Probably Didn’t Know About
Pamela Rosario Pérez

Hi Eriq, thank you for your question. Many of us learn about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and other white men, but how many Black inventors can you name from memory? It’s important to celebrate Black inventors because most of them did not receive the credit — nor profits — they rightfully earned all because of their race. This article is not about one group being better than the other, it’s about celebrating innovators from all walks of life, especially those who have been historically unrepresented and disenfranchised.

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