Historical News Journal
Our country's history as documented by actual newspaper articles and firsthand accounts.
Web Volume 1, Issue 1
August 12, 2020

Inventors Article Excerpts

It's been said that, "necessity is the mother of invention." No truer words have been spoken when referring to some of the inventions created by African-Americans. It wasn't only necessity that played an important role in African-American inventions, often it was the ability to see a problem and find a solution. Other times, it was the ability to see an existing process and make it better. African-American inventors are one of the most underrated groups in American History. So many products, designs, equipment, machinery and devices we use today can be directly attributed to African-American inventors from the 1700's and 1800's.

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