New, important book on Black Inventors is an eye-opener Black Inventors – Crafting Over 200 Years of Success by Keith C. Holmes; Paperback: 179 pages – Publisher: Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc.; 1st edition) ISBN-10: 0979957303 -ISBN-13: 978-0979957307 Available at Amazon.com and major bookshops By Giorgio Migliavacca
Black Inventors, Crafting Over Two Hundred Years of Success
By Keith C. Holmes.
Global Black Inventor Research Projects. Inc., Brooklyn, New York; Paperback, ISBN-13:
978-0-9799573-0-7, August 2008.
Black Inventors clearly outlines Black inventors from over seventy
countries. The author Keith C. Holmes has spent some twenty years
researching information on inventions by Black people from such
places as Belize, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica,
Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago to name a few.
This book points out a number of the inventions, patents and labor
saving devices developed by Black inventors. Africans before the
period of enslavement developed a number of inventions: agricultural
tools, building materials, medicinal herbs, cloths, and weapons are just
a few examples. Though many Black people were brought to Canada, Caribbean, Central
and South America and the United States in chains under the yoke of slavery, it is
relatively unknown that many of them developed labor saving devices and inventions that
created companies, generated money and jobs. This is one of the first books to address
diversity of the Black inventors and their inventions from a global perspective.
The focus of this book is to introduce the readers to the facts that inventions by black
people both past and present were developed and patented on a global scale. This also
means that there are inventors in every culture people whose ideas have been turned into
inventions. In the past the focus has been on American and European inventors. The new
giants in the patenting process are Brazil, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa and
Black inventors have from the very beginning of their involvement in the invention and
patent process in Western Civilization have made important and earth shattering impact
on the world. This book outlines the early Black inventors from the United States including
almost all fifty-one states. It documents one of the first Black inventors to obtain a patent in
the Caribbean and the United States. In the United States there are now sixteen African
American men inducted in to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Two of the inventors,
Jan E. Matziliger, Suriname and Elijah McCoy, Colchester, Canada were born outside the
United States. Recently, Dr. Patrica Bath was nominated to the National Inventors Hall of
Fame. Yet, there are still no African American women who have been inducted into this
prestigious organization. Mr. Holmes documents inventions by Black women inventors
from Africa, Canada, Caribbean, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information call 646-610-1485, or visit our website: http://www.globalblackinventor.com/
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