African American Inventors in History

African American Inventors in History

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James E. West, ASA President from 1998-1999.

AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Gallery of Member Society Presidents

This two-part lesson will introduce students to the lives of black inventors with the aid of media, primary sources, and government documents.  The first part invites students to research the lives of notable African American inventors and analyze some of their patents.  In the second part, students can create their own invention.