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Meet the black inventors who lived their dreams--from the earlyyears to modern times

Benjamin Banneker
Andrew Jackson Beard
George E. Carruthers, Ph.D.
George Washington Carver
Michael Croslin, Ph.D.
David Nelson Crosthwait Jr.
Charles Richard Drew, M.D.
Meredith Gourdine, Ph.D.
Claude Harvard
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Frederick McKinley Jones
Percy Lavon Julian, Ph.D.
Ernest Everett Just, Ph.D.
Lewis Howard Latimer
Jan Earnst Matzeliger
Elijah McCoy
Benjamin Montgomery
John P. Moon
Garrett Augustus Morgan
Norbert Rillieux
Earl D. Shaw, Ph.D.
Madame C. J. Walker
Daniel Hale Williams, M.D.
Granville T. Woods
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.

For more than three centuries, African American inventors havebeen coming up with ingenious ideas. In fact, it is impossible toreally know American history without also learning about thecontributions of black discoverers. This collection brings theirstories to life.

In every era, black inventors have made people's lives safer,more comfortable, more convenient, and more profitable. Thisinspiring, comprehensive collection shines history's spotlight onthese courageous inventors and discoverers. One by one, theypersevered, despite prejudice and obstacles to education andtraining. These stories show you how:

  • Benjamin Montgomery, born a slave, invented a propellerthat improved steamboat navigation.
  • Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the son of a Dutch engineer,invented a machine that revolutionized the shoe manufacturingindustry.
  • Madame C. J. Walker, born two years after the Civil Waremancipated her parents, invented a product that helped make her amillionaire.
  • Dr. George E. Carruthers, an astrophysicist, inventedthe lunar surface ultraviolet camera/spectrograph for Apollo16.
  • Dr. Jane Cooke Wright, a third-generation physician andpioneer in the field of cancer research discovered a method fortesting which drugs to use to fight specific cancers. Dr. Wrightbecame the first woman elected president of the New York CancerSociety and the first African American woman to serve as dean of amedical college.

This outstanding collection brings to light these and dozens ofother exciting and surprising tales of inventors and discovererswho lived their dreams.

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Black Stars African American Inventors

For more than three centuries, African American inventors have been coming up with ingenious ideas. In fact, it is impossible to really know American history without also learning about the contributions of black discoverers. This collection brings their stories to life. In every era, black inventors have made people's lives safer, more comfortable, more convenient, and more profitable. This inspiring, comprehensive collection shines history's spotlight on these courageous inventors and discoverers. One by one, they persevered, despite prejudice and obstacles to education and training. These stories show you how: Benjamin Montgomery, born a slave, invented a propeller that improved steamboat navigation. Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the son of a Dutch engineer, invented a machine that revolutionized the shoe manufacturing industry. Madame C. J. Walker, born two years after the Civil War emancipated her parents, invented a product that helped make her a millionaire. Dr. George E. Carruthers, an astrophysicist, invented the lunar surface ultraviolet camera/spectrograph for Apollo 16. Dr. Jane Cooke Wright, a third-generation physician and pioneer in the field of cancer research, discovered a method for testing which drugs to use to fight specific cancers. Dr. Wright became the first woman elected president of the New York Cancer Society and the first African American woman to serve as dean of a medical college. This outstanding collection brings to light these and dozens of other exciting and surprising tales of inventors and discoverers who lived their dreams.

About the Author:

OTHA RICHARD SULLIVAN, Ed.D., is a former science teacherand is currently a middle school guidance counselor. As head ofDetroit's program to infuse African American history into thepublic school curriculum, he instructs teachers on how toincorporate African American scientific history into their classes.

JIM HASKINS has written more than ninety books for youngreaders, including African American Entrepreneurs (Wiley);his collaboration with Rosa Parks on her autobiography, RosaParks: My Story; and Black Eagles: African Americans inAviation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including theWashington Post Children's Book Guild Award for the body ofhis work and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

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