Black History Month – Giving Thanks To Black Inventors

February 15, 2019

Black History Month – Giving Thanks To Black Inventors

Black History Month – Giving thanks to black inventors!

Everyday is a great day to learn about black history.  Thankfully, February is dedicated to just that!

There are several black inventors we can thank for their amazing inventions, because life wouldn’t be the same without their amazing talent!

Let’s get started with, Richard Spikes. Richard wasn’t responsible for just one or two inventions and innovations, but at least 14, with several that have improved our lives. One of his inventions is the automatic gear shift, which is what signals the clutch outside the gearbox, making driving so much easier for us. Richard is also responsible for inventing the automatic safety break, which can be found on most school buses. Thank you, Richard Spikes, for making driving much less involved and keeping our children safe!

We couldn’t be more thankful for our next inventor, Alice H. Parker, for her invention of the gas furnace. Gas furnace has definitely made our lives much easier, and safer. This invention was patented on December 23, 1919. The gas furnace allowed for easy distribution of heat throughout homes and buildings, that had multiple room and floors. Gas heat remains one of the less expensive home heating sources, and for that, we are thankful.  Thank you, Alice H. Parker, for helping us save money, stay warm and be safe.

So many people owe their lives to our next inventor, Dr. Charles Drew, who invented Blood Banks.  Because of Mr. Drew’s invention, the ability to separate and store plasma to use at another time, has saved the lives of at least 4.5 million Americans each year. Dr. Drew was key in saving lives during World War II, when transfusions were needed in mass numbers.  Thank you, Dr. Charles Drew, for inventing something that has saved the lives of so many loved ones in this world!

The inventors mentioned above isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more inventors who have done amazing things for civilization, as we know it. Below is a link to read about the accomplishments of so many more! 

http://blackinventor.com/

 

Referrenced sites -

https://patents.google.com/patent/US1936996

https://patents.google.com/patent/US3015522A/en

http://blackinventor.com/richard-spikes/

https://www.bnl.gov/hr/blooddrive/56facts.asp  

http://www.black-inventor.com/Dr-Charles-Drew.asp   




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