@Keith C. Holmes


The author, Keith C. Holmes, has spent more than twenty years researching information on inventions by Black people…

The author, Keith C. Holmes, has spent more than twenty years researching information on inventions by Black people from Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom just to name a few. Without innovations, inventions, plans, financial resources, labor saving devices, materials and muscle, no civilization can exist and flourish. Black inventors, from the very beginning of their involvement in the invention and patenting process, have had an important and earth shattering impact on the world. This book highlights the work of early black inventors from almost all fifty states in the United States. It gives details about the first Black inventor who obtained a patent in both the Caribbean and the United States. We cite the names and information of famous African American inventors, innovators, scientists, chemists, engineers and businessmen. Our publication also includes famous African American women inventors, innovators, scientists and business women. This book cites famous inventors of color from around the world, giving librarians, teachers, students and parents a global view than can be included in African History, Black History Month and Caribbean History.


This book documents a number of the inventions, patents and labor saving devices conceived by black inventors.



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