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#3462. Multicultural Unit

Social Studies, level: Elementary
Posted Mon May 2 09:36:28 PDT 2005 by Joan Harmon (jharmon@lansingchristianschool.org).
Lansing Christian, Lansing, MI
Activity Time: 10 class periods
Concepts Taught: Celebrating Black Americans in History

Black American Inventors

Name________________________________________

Using the following Internet sites you need to find out what each of these Black Americans invented, why the invention is important and when it was invented. Make sure you type the Internet sites correctly. Then search the sites for each inventor and their information.

Sites: www.blackinventor.com
www.inventors.about.com/od/blackinventors

Inventor What they invented & why this is important Year Invented
Sarah Boone


E. Matzelinger


Walter Sammons


Lydia O. Newman


Madam C.J. Walker

Lloyd P. Ray


Thomas W. Stewart

George T. Samon


John Love


William Purvis


W.A. Lavette


John Burr


Robert Spikes


Joseph Gammel


Garrett A. Morgan


John Standard


Alice Parker


Frederick Jones


Elbert T. Robinson


Alexander Miles


Phillip Downing


William Barry


Dr. Charles Drew


Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

Lewis Temple


Norbert Rillieux


Granville T. Woods

Lewis Latimer


Choose two more inventors, not on this list, and tell about them.