Pioneering African Americans: African American Inventors & Scientists, 1st Edition

  • Joanne Randolph
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093042
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093041
  • DDC: 509.2
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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From soil-preserving crop rotation methods and innovative beauty products to the filaments that made electric light bulbs possible and laser probes that correct cataracts, African American inventors and scientists have revolutionized daily life in the modern world. With profiles of towering figures like George Washington Carver, Madam C. J. Walker, and Mae Jemison, this inspiring collection celebrates the often unsung and little-known accomplishments and innovations of African American scientists, engineers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. They overcame injustice, prejudice, and inequality of access to triumph in every American field of endeavor, from agriculture to the space program.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The First 1,000 Inventions.
2: One Invention at a Time.
3: Necessity Is the Mother of Invention.
4: The Wizard of Tuskegee.
5: The Sky’s the Limit.
6: Big Chief Mason.
Further Reading.