From aerospace innovator George Alcorn to Kevin Woolfolk, who invented high-tech exercise equipment for hamsters, African-American inventors have made major contributions that have helped advance our increasingly technology-driven society. This alphabetical list of popular black inventors provides readers with extensive information on them and their most notable achievements, which includes biographies and multimedia such as images, timelines, and graphics.
Additionally, a separate entry, the "Black Inventors Patent Holders List" has information on more famous figures, though biographical information may or may not be available. For further research we suggest visiting About.com"s Black History Month landing page. Recommended biographies are bolded.
An extensive list of black inventors holding patents listed by name, patent number and date. While hundreds of black inventors are mentioned, not all include biographical information of the names listed above.