Black Inventors
Black Inventors

Black Inventors

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Sarah E. Goode

Sarah Elisabeth Goode was an inventor. She was the second known African-American woman to receive a United States patent, which she received in 1885. The first known African-American woman to receive a patent was Judy W. Reed on September 23, 1884, but Reed only signed her patent with her mark and not her signature. Wikipedia
Born: 1855, Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: 8 April 1905, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Spouse: Archibald Goode
Place of burial: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Known for: First African-American woman to receive a United States patent
Parents: Harriet Jacobs, Oliver Jacobs
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Samuel R. Scottron

Samuel Raymond Scottron was a prominent African-American inventor from Brooklyn, N.Y. who began his career as a barber. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841. He received his engineering degree from Cooper Union in 1878. Wikipedia
Born: February 1841, United States
Died: 1914, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Education: The Cooper Union
Children: Edna Louise Scottron
Grandchild: Lena Horne
Books: Slavery in Cuba: A Report of the Proceedings of the Meeting Held at Cooper Institute, New York City, December 13, 1872: Newspaper Extra
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Alice H. Parker

Alice H. Parker (1895 – 192[1] was an African American inventor known for her patent for a gas furnace.

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Alice H. Parker
Morristown, New Jersey
Known for
Heating Furnace


Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. Wikipedia
Born: 11 April 1899, Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: 19 April 1975, Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Spouse: Anna Roselle Johnson (m. 1935–1975)
Children: Percy Lavon Julian, Jr, Faith Roselle Julian
Education: University of Vienna (1929–1931), Harvard University (1922–1923), more
Awards: Spingarn Medal
Parents: James Sumner Julian, Elizabeth Lena Julian
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