[Answers] Do you know the trailblazing African Americans behind these inventions?

Francis Akhalbey May 20, 2019

1. In 1872, this inventor received a patent for a chamber commode (water closet toilet)? Thomas Elkins

2. Which inventor is credited for inventing the three-way traffic signal and the gas mask? Garrett Morgan

3. Who is best known for creating a fully functioning clock entirely from pieces of wood? Benjamin Banneker

4. This inventor collaborated with Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham in the development of the filament bulb and the telephone? Lewis Latimer

5. He invented the modern “blood bank” storage system that gives blood to those in need in times of emergencies? Charles Drew

6. This lady invented the Laserphaco Probe? Dr. Patricia Bath

7. Her discoveries brought about the technology behind caller ID and call waiting? Shirley Jackson

8. She is known for inventing the illusion transmitter and her work with NASA? Valerie Thomas

9. She invented the TATB spot test, which identifies explosives in a field environment? Betty W. Harris

10. This inventor developed the first successful treatment for Hansen’s disease (leprosy)? Alice Augusta Ball

Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: November 20, 2020


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