You Were Unaware…

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Since you were unaware here’s a small list of AWESOME things invented by my people:
List of Things Invented by Black People:

  • air conditioning unit: Frederick M. Jones; HELLO! Gotta stay cool
  • baby buggy: W.H. Richardson; taking care of family business from the beginning, making it easier on the mommas
  • cellular phone: Henry T. Sampson; The device in your hand rit’ na’ (Thank ya!)
  • door knob: O. Dorsey; I’m not even sure what they were doing before these!
  • electric lampbulb: Lewis Latimer; all you candle lighting people can say thank you right now. Less fires these days *wink*
  • elevator: Alexander Miles; going up on a Tuesday, thanking the Lord for options to stairs
  • fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; this is so necessary! Everybody has one in their place of business!
  • guitar: Robert F. Flemming, Jr.; giving us good feel, music tool essential. 
  • hair brush: Lydia O. Newman; whew! where would waves be without you ma’am?
  • lantern: Michael C. Harvey; another savor in light over candle 
  • lawn mower: L. A. Burr; your grass is appreciative
  • lock: W. A. Martin; protecting the goods, thank you!
  • motor: Frederick M. Jones; this is used in almost ever electrical device so thank you Sir!
  • peanut butter: George Washington Carver; 1896
  • pencil sharpener: J. L. Love; pencils and eyebrows world wide thanks you!
  • refrigerator: J. Standard; every household has one!
  • stethoscope: Imhotep; Ancient Egypt; Doc McStuffins thanks ya.
  • stove: T. A. Carrington; again, where would you be without the black man 😉
  • straightening comb: Madam C. J. Walker; every black woman knows this lady’s name!
  • traffic light: Garrett Morgan; BET YOU DIDNT KNOW THIS ONE! 
  • typewriter: Burridge & Marshman; I personally and more grateful for this because his was the blue print for the device I am typing on today!

Amen black people! Black excellence everywhere, at all times, unawares. And if you don’t know, now you know. Any things you think I should have mentioned? I forget, tell me below! 

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