West Electret Microphone Inventor Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone,
In 1960, Frank Beckwith, a black Indianapolis lawyer and judge, became the first African-American to run as a candidate for president of the United States in a major party primary. Beckwith ran against Richard NixonIn 1960, Frank Beckwith, a black Indianapolis lawyer and judge, became the first African-American to run as a candidate for president of the United States in a major party primary. Beckwith ran against Richard Nixon in the Indiana Republican primary, getting 20,000 votes. Beckwith…
Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West.
The largest city in the USA was founded by a Black man. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable was first settler in Chicago, arriving from Europe in He married a Native Potawatomi Indian woman (Kittahawa) & founded first trading post in area.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on July Nathan Francis Mossell was an African American doctor who established the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital which was the first Black hospital in Philadelphia.
Gerald Lawson is the person to thank for PlayStation, Wii or Xbox gaming system you use. A self-taught engineer, he is considered a pioneer in the videogame world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system.
Carl Maxie Brashear (January 1931 – July was a United States Navy sailor. He was the first African American to become a U. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970 despite also having an amputated left leg.