Inventions African Americans

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Inventions African Americans

  1. 1. Big & Small Inventions By African Americans
  2. 2. BLOOD BANK <ul><li>Dr. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950). </li></ul><ul><li>medical doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Surgeon </li></ul><ul><li>started the idea of a blood </li></ul><ul><li>bank </li></ul><ul><li>*first director of the Red Cross </li></ul>
  3. 3. George Washington Carver (1865?-1943) <ul><li>*scientist </li></ul><ul><li>*educator * humanitarian </li></ul><ul><li>*former slave </li></ul><ul><li>developed hundreds of products from peanuts, Sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans </li></ul>
  4. 4. Other Everyday Inventions by African Americans <ul><li>Potato Chips </li></ul><ul><li>George Crum 1853 </li></ul>Pencil Sharpener J.L. Love 1897 Ironing Board Sarah Boone 1892 Golf Tee Dr. George Grant 1899
  5. 5. GAS MASK <ul><li>Garrett Morgan </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for fire fighters </li></ul><ul><li>Used to rescue miners trapped underground in a noxious mine. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon produced gas masks for the US Army. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Traffic Signal <ul><li>G Garrett Augustus Morgan 1877-1963 </li></ul><ul><li>*first person to patent a traffic signal </li></ul><ul><li>*prevented accidents </li></ul><ul><li>* No policeman needed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Masking Tape and Clear Adhesive Tape <ul><li>Richard G. Drew (1899-1980) </li></ul><ul><li>Drew's first tape invention was a masking tape made for painters in 1923. This early masking tape was a wide paper tape with adhesive on only the edges of the tape - not in the middle. Drew made an improved tape called Scotch (TM) Brand Cellulose Tape in 1930. This tape was a clear, all-purpose adhesive tape that was soon adopted worldwide. The first tape dispenser with a built-in cutting edge was invented in 1932 by John A. Borden, another 3M employee. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Abbreviated Version of PPT Submitted by Tasia Eraseren, Resident Assistant, California State University Monterey Bay

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