Pioneer of the Modern Blood Bank
Dr. Charles Drew
Pioneered the Use of
Blood Plasma Banking
Helping to save millions
of lives around the world
Created the Automatic
... and Forever Changed
the Railroad Industry
He Was The Real McCoy
Madam C.J. Walker
Developed a Hair and
...and Became the First
in the United States
Drafted the Patent
Application For Alexander
Graham Bell's Telephone
And Then Created the
Carbon Filament Light Bulb
Created the Shoe
George Washington Carver
Developed Hundreds of Uses
For the Common Peanut
And Changed the Course
of Agriculture Forever
The Black Inventor Online Museum
is the #1 resource on the web focusing on the ingenuity and accomplishments of the top Black inventors over the last 300 years. Their contributions are chronicled and the inventors are profiled, providing information for students and others interested in these pioneers of Black History.
The Top Ten Black Inventors
Pioneer of Open Heart Surgery
Inventor of the Automatic Lubricator
Developed Refrigeration System for Trucks
Inventor of a Traffic Signal and Gas Mask
More Black Inventors
Invented an Early-version Torpedo.
Created the "Jenny Coupler."
Astronomy who Developed an Almanac.
Developed a Special Steamboat Propeller.
Designed Innovative Heating Installations.
Pioneer in Marine Biology and Zoology.
Semiconductor and Aerospace Innovator.
Measuring and Detected Ultraviolet Lights.
Invented the Potato Chip
Created an Improved Golf Tee.
Created a Cotton-chopping Device.
Telegraph and Railway Device Developer.
Boxing Champion Invented a Wrench.
Revolutionized the Sail-making Business.
Created the Affordable Electret Microphone.
Created a Screw for a Tobacco Press.
Developed Improved and Innovative Reed Organs.
Created a Bread Making Machine.
Created the "Temple's Iron" Harpoon.
Revolutionized the World of Food Preservation.
Invented the "Super Soaker" toy.
Created innovative Computer Devices.
Invented the "Permanent Waving Machine."
Created an Allergen-filtration Device.
Invented a "Gong and Signal" chair for hotels.
Created Sugar-refining Evaporation Pan System.
Invented Resistors for Pacemakers.
Created a Laser Surgical Device.
Created Processes to Innovate Internet Apps.
Invented an Automatic Gear Shift.
Invented Tallying Machine for the Census.
Invented the Folding Cabinet Bed.
Created Adding Machine Add-ons.
Created a Refrigerated Apparatus.
Pioneered the Field of Fiber Optics.
Early Inventors - (no photos available)
Invented a Wooden Butter Churn.
Created a Steam Engine for Warships.
Created an Answering Machine Device.
Developed the Street-sweeper.
Created a Portable Home Fire Escape.
Creating the "Joiner's Clamp."
Invented a Spring Gun.
Invented a Seed Planter and Corn Harvester.
Created a Strongbox for Personal Valuables.
Created a Ventilated Shoe to Minimize Blisters.
Invented Early Pencil Sharpener.
Improved Gridiron Metal Oven Racks.
Created the Dust Pan.
Created a Tricycle and a Streetcar Fender.
Created a Street Postal Mailbox.