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The Paperback of the What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Ben Boos, A.

African-American inventor Elijah the Real McCoy was born in Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of escaped slaves.  During his life time McCoy received 57 patents for devices which improved versions of his automatic lubrication process. The high quality of McCoy's inventions gained such notoriety that the phrase "the Real McCoy" was coined to distinguish his inventions from cheap imitations.

Elijah McCoy, an African-American man, invented a device to keep train wheels oiled while the train was running. Others tried similar devices, but his was the best – and that’s the origination of the phrase The Real McCoy

Thanks to African-American inventors and innovators our lives are easier, more convenient and more prosperous in many ways. Although we rarely hear about these sharp, groundbreaking pioneers from ...

Six Black Inventors Who Changed the World

Sarah Goode was the first African American women to receive a U. Patent was issued on July 1885 for a cabinet bed. Sarah Goode was the owner of a Chicago furniture store. Below you can view the patent issued to Sarah Goode.

A portion of the Louisiana Literacy Test that African Americans had to pass, prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The 30 question test lasted 10 minutes, and if one answer was incorrect, that meant failure of the test (and restriction from voting).

Take the impossible "literacy" test Louisiana gave black voters in 1964 - Boing Boing

Dr. Rashidi's newest book, African Star Over Asia: The Black Presence in the East, has finally arrived. It is the most comprehensive single book on the subject ever produced. It is 400 pages, with more than seventy stunning photographs. It includes much of Runoko's revised essays on Asia and much work never before published.

2 New Books by Runoko Rashidi: African Star Over Asia: The Black Presence in the East & Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe.

The African origins of civilization, religion, yoga mystical spirituality, ethics philosophy and a history of Egyptian yoga by Muata Ashby http://www.amazon.com/dp/188456450X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_dzRWtb1Q9HET1NHG

The African origins of civilization, religion, yoga mystical spirituality, ethics philosophy and a history of Egyptian yoga by Muata Ashby

From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family: James H. Johnston: 9780823239504: Amazon.com: Books

James H. Johnston, From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family. New York, NY: Fordham University Press, Via Fordham University Press: From Slave Sh…

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Hitler's Black Victims: The Historical Experiences of European Blacks, Africans and African Americans During the Nazi Era (Crosscurrents in .

The Kemetic Tree of Life Ancient Egyptian Metaphysics and Cosmology for Higher Consciousness by Muata Ashby, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1884564747/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_uqSdqb14TMA6Z

The Kemetic Tree of Life Ancient Egyptian Metaphysics and Cosmology for Higher Consciousness/Muata Ashby

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