Contemporary African-American Inventors

January 10, 2011  |  

When we think of black inventors, names like Garrett A. Morgan, who invented the stoplight, and Charles Drew, who developed the blood bank, come to mind. African Americans have a legacy of innovation in this country and are some of the most extraordinary inventors. But history paints a picture of black inventors as treasures of the past. Within the last two decades, some modern inventors have made headlines, and history. Here are ten of the most influential contemporary innovators and inventors.


Marc B Auguste Sr.

Marc B. Auguste Sr, is a Haitian born inventor, who was instrumental in the development and the prototyping of a multi-purpose portable coin-organizer. He shares intellectual property rights with his eldest son Marc Jr. and his daughter-in-law Jacqueline in 2006. The coin-organizer was intended to assist those who are visually impaired persons, but is being touted as a universally convenient mechanism for all.

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  • Guest

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  • Michael V. Caldwell

    "PROUD AMERICAN INVENTORS THOUGHTS & RESPECT FOR MY FELLOW INVENTORS"

    "KEEP INVENTING FELLOW AMERICAN INVENTORS"

    "WHERE WOULD AMERICA BE IF AMERICAN INVENTORS STOPPED INVENTING"

    "AMERICAS PROGRESS AND A BETTER FUTURE FOR AMERICA WOULD STOP"

    "RATHER SOME AMERICANS KNOW IT OR NOT WE..AMERICAN INVENTORS ARE WHAT KEEP AMERICAN DREAMS ALIVE; BY INVENTING NEW PRODUCTS, DEVICES THAT HELP OUR GENERATION, THE NEXT GENERATION TO BE BETTER, STRONGER & INSPIRE AMERICANS TO KEEP DREAMING"

    "DREAM BIG DO BIG"…..Respectfully, Michael V. Caldwell… Proud American Inventor Who Is Always Striving To Be Part Of The Solution Using; AMERICANDOO ATTITUDE, COMMON SENSE & RESPECT..As My Guidelines To Follow At All Times…

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