George Crum invented the potato chip in A Native American/African American chef at the Moon Lake Lodge resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. He made the potato chip by accident- an attempt to annoy a customer.
Ruby Bridges--classroom cooperative portrait poster. Every student in class contributes to this wonderful classroom focal point. A great art activity to complement/supplement social study units on civil rights, Black History Month, or profiles in courage.
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.
Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.
Martin, African American inventor, patented the lock (July This was an improvement over the bolt invented by the Chinese. Martin's lock consisted of a cylinder and spiral spring, coiled around a metal pin (the forerunner of modern door locks).
James Edward Maceo West Inventor James Edward Maceo West is an American inventor and acoustician. Along with Gerhard Sessler, West developed the foil electret microphone in 1962 while developing instruments for human hearing research.