AfAm 1-50.txt

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  1. Invented the home security system in 1966 Marie Brown
    • "An African American inventor who on April 26, 1892, obtained United States patent rights for her improvements to the ironing board." Sarah Boone
    • "Invented , in 1899 patented an improved rotary blade for the lawn mower." John Burr
    • "A black chemist and director of agriculture at the Tuskegee Institute, where he invented over 300 uses for peanuts including lotions, soaps, and paints." George Washington Carver
    • "In 1898, the hairbrush" Lyda D. Newman
    • First U.S. Patent for a disposable syringe Phil Brooks
    • "Research engineer for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. He received some 40 U.S. patents relating to HVAC systems" "Crosthwait, David, Jr."
    • Invented the bicycle frame Isaac R. Johnson
    • Steam driven rotary engine Andrew Jackson
    • Inventor. The Potato Chip George Crum
    • "Inventor. Telephone transmitter, automatic air brake, and roller coaster" Granville T. Woods
    • "Inventor. In 1971, he invented the gamma electric cell, which converts radiation directly into electricity." Dr. Henry T. Sampson
    • In 1980 he started working at IBM and was instrumental in the invention of the Personal Computer (PC). He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents. Dr. Mark Dean
    • "Inventor of the Illusion Transmitter, which creates three-dimensional projections." Dr. Valerie L. Thomas
    • "This inventor long with a colleague, developed the microphone (officially known as the Electroacoustic Transducer Electret Microphone) and they received a patent for it in 1962." James E. West
    • He invented the machine that makes bread (faster than six people could cheaply) and the machine that makes bread crumbs. Joseph Lee
    • "As a famous black inventor this scientist invented the Super Soaker squirt gun, released in 1989." Lonnie G. Johnson
    • "Inventor. Blood Plasma. In 1944 this African-American physician, developed techniques for the storing and processing of blood for transfusion. His research on the preservation of blood and during WWII, helped developed blood-transfusion programs for the British and the French." Dr. Charles Drew
    • Was an African-American inventor and businessman. He was the first person to patent a traffic signal. He also developed the gas mask (and many other inventions). Garrett Augustus Morgan
    • "She was the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, the year 1950." Gwendolyn Brooks
    • In 1965 he was the first black to have a starring role in a continuing network television dramatic series. Bill Cosby
    • He was the first celebrity to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Michael Jackson
    • The First African American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Toni Morrison
    • In 1964 he became the First African American to win an Oscar for a staring role for his performance in Lilies of the Field. Sydney Poitier
    • First known African-American woman to publish a book in 1773. Phillis Wheatley
    • Was the first African American to hold a patent: for a dry-cleaning process (In 1821) Thomas L. Jennings
    • The first African American to receive a degree from an American college: Middlebury College (In 1823). Also the first to be elected into public office serving as a state legislature (in 1836). Alexander Twilight
    • First African-American owned-and-operated newspaper (in 1827) Freedom's Journal
    • First African-American graduate of West Point and first African-American commissioned officer in the U.S. military (in 1877) Henry Ossian Flipper
    • First professional black baseball player (in 1884) Moses Fleetwood Walker
    • Becomes the first African-American women to get a patent - for a bed that folded into a cabinet (In 1885) Sarah E. Goode
    • First African American to earn a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from Harvard University (In 1895) W.E.B. Du Bois
    • First African-American woman to work for the United States Postal Service (In 1895) Mary Fields
    • In 1902 he became the first African-American professional basketball player: (Played for the New England Professional Basketball League) Harry Lew
    • First African American to win a medal in the Olympics - two bronze medals in track and field (1904) George Poage
    • In 1916 he became the first African-American football player to play in a Rose Bowl game (he played for Brown University). Fritz Pollard
    • "In 1938, she became the first African-American female federal agency head (National Youth Administration)" Mary McLeod Bethune
    • "In 1940, she became the first African American to win an Academy Award (for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind)" Hattie McDaniel
    • "He was the first First African American to win Nobel Peace Prize, 1950" Ralph Bunche
    • "In 1950, she became the first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour" Althea Gibson
    • In 2009 she became the First African-American Disney Princess. Princess Tiana
    • "In 2009, she became the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company the Xerox Corporation." Ursula Burns
    • "In 2009, she became the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for History (The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family)" Annette Gordon-Reed
    • Politician. The 44th President of the United States and the First African American to be elected president of the U.S. in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012. Barack Obama
    • She became the first African-American First Lady of the United States in 2009. Michelle Obama
    • "She became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, in 1997." Tyra Banks
    • "In 1997, he became the first African American to win a men's major golf championship" Tiger Woods
    • "In 1993 she became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, she wrote Beloved." Toni Morrison
    • She is the first African-American woman astronaut. In 1992 she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Dr. Mae Jemison
    • In 1991 he became the first African American nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for Boyz n the Hood John Singleton
    • Invented the home security system in 1966
    • Marie Brown
  2. "An African American inventor who on April 26, 1892, obtained United States patent rights for her improvements to the ironing board."
    Sarah Boone
  3. "Invented , in 1899 patented an improved rotary blade for the lawn mower."
    John Burr
  4. "A black chemist and director of agriculture at the Tuskegee Institute, where he invented over 300 uses for peanuts including lotions, soaps, and paints."
    George Washington Carver
  5. "In 1898, the hairbrush"
    Lyda D. Newman
  6. First U.S. Patent for a disposable syringe
    Phil Brooks
  7. "Research engineer for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. He received some 40 U.S. patents relating to HVAC systems"
    "Crosthwait, David, Jr."
  8. Invented the bicycle frame
    Isaac R. Johnson
  9. Steam driven rotary engine
    Andrew Jackson
  10. Inventor. The Potato Chip
    George Crum
  11. "Inventor. Telephone transmitter, automatic air brake, and roller coaster"
    Granville T. Woods
  12. "Inventor. In 1971, he invented the gamma electric cell, which converts radiation directly into electricity."
    Dr. Henry T. Sampson
  13. In 1980 he started working at IBM and was instrumental in the invention of the Personal Computer (PC). He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents.
    Dr. Mark Dean
  14. "Inventor of the Illusion Transmitter, which creates three-dimensional projections."
    Dr. Valerie L. Thomas
  15. "This inventor long with a colleague, developed the microphone (officially known as the Electroacoustic Transducer Electret Microphone) and they received a patent for it in 1962."
    James E. West
  16. He invented the machine that makes bread (faster than six people could cheaply) and the machine that makes bread crumbs.
    Joseph Lee
  17. "As a famous black inventor this scientist invented the Super Soaker squirt gun, released in 1989."
    Lonnie G. Johnson
  18. "Inventor. Blood Plasma. In 1944 this African-American physician, developed techniques for the storing and processing of blood for transfusion. His research on the preservation of blood and during WWII, helped developed blood-transfusion programs for the British and the French."
    Dr. Charles Drew
  19. Was an African-American inventor and businessman. He was the first person to patent a traffic signal. He also developed the gas mask (and many other inventions).
    Garrett Augustus Morgan
  20. "She was the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, the year 1950."
    Gwendolyn Brooks
  21. In 1965 he was the first black to have a starring role in a continuing network television dramatic series.
    Bill Cosby
  22. He was the first celebrity to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Michael Jackson
  23. The First African American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.
    Toni Morrison
  24. In 1964 he became the First African American to win an Oscar for a staring role for his performance in Lilies of the Field.
    Sydney Poitier
  25. First known African-American woman to publish a book in 1773.
    Phillis Wheatley
  26. Was the first African American to hold a patent: for a dry-cleaning process (In 1821)
    Thomas L. Jennings
  27. The first African American to receive a degree from an American college: Middlebury College (In 1823). Also the first to be elected into public office serving as a state legislature (in 1836).
    Alexander Twilight
  28. First African-American owned-and-operated newspaper (in 1827)
    Freedom's Journal
  29. First African-American graduate of West Point and first African-American commissioned officer in the U.S. military (in 1877)
    Henry Ossian Flipper
  30. First professional black baseball player (in 1884)
    Moses Fleetwood Walker
  31. Becomes the first African-American women to get a patent - for a bed that folded into a cabinet (In 1885)
    Sarah E. Goode
  32. First African American to earn a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from Harvard University (In 1895)
    W.E.B. Du Bois
  33. First African-American woman to work for the United States Postal Service (In 1895)
    Mary Fields
  34. In 1902 he became the first African-American professional basketball player: (Played for the New England Professional Basketball League)
    Harry Lew
  35. First African American to win a medal in the Olympics - two bronze medals in track and field (1904)
    George Poage
  36. In 1916 he became the first African-American football player to play in a Rose Bowl game (he played for Brown University).
    Fritz Pollard
  37. "In 1938, she became the first African-American female federal agency head (National Youth Administration)"
    Mary McLeod Bethune
  38. "In 1940, she became the first African American to win an Academy Award (for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind)"
    Hattie McDaniel
  39. "He was the first First African American to win Nobel Peace Prize, 1950"
    Ralph Bunche
  40. "In 1950, she became the first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour"
    Althea Gibson
  41. In 2009 she became the First African-American Disney Princess.
    Princess Tiana
  42. "In 2009, she became the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company the Xerox Corporation."
    Ursula Burns
  43. "In 2009, she became the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for History (The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family)"
    Annette Gordon-Reed
  44. Politician. The 44th President of the United States and the First African American to be elected president of the U.S. in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012.
    Barack Obama
  45. She became the first African-American First Lady of the United States in 2009.
    Michelle Obama
  46. "She became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, in 1997."
    Tyra Banks
  47. "In 1997, he became the first African American to win a men's major golf championship"
    Tiger Woods
  48. "In 1993 she became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, she wrote Beloved."
    Toni Morrison
  49. She is the first African-American woman astronaut. In 1992 she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
    Dr. Mae Jemison
  50. In 1991 he became the first African American nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for Boyz n the Hood
    John Singleton

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