Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success
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    New Groundbreaking Black Inventors Paperback & eBook
**Participant 2013 Annual Legislative Conference**
**Press Releases in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili**
**Two new Articles**

**Four interviews links**
**ePress Kits now available**
**Authorized United Nations Vendor**

Brooklyn, NY., Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success, clearly highlights the work of Black inventors from over seventy countries.  Our publication is now available to purchase as a paperback or ebook.  Book distributors, bookstores, libraries and educational institutions are welcome to negotiate agreements directly. Our ebook edition is available as a epub, web pdf and mobi formats. In addition you can still order our ebook directly from Amazon's (Kindle store), Baker & Taylor (Blio), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Google Books (Google Play), Kobo and Wheelers. Our ebook title is now available at over 500 independent bookstores the United States as well as number of international bookstores. For a complete list of bookstores in your area visit:

Author Meet and Greet
2013 Annual Legislative Conference Authors,
 Washington, DC

Founder, Author and Researcher, Keith C. Holmes of Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc. was invited to the Congressional Black Caucus, 2013 Authors Pavilion held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, District of Columbia.

New Interview and New Article

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Supplier to United Nations Bookshop and UNESCO Coupon Program

Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc., is now a authorized bookseller for the United Nations Bookshop and the UNESCO Coupon Program.

ePress Kits

       We now offer ePress Kits designed specifically for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. The ePress kits contains press releases, letter of introduction, articles, list of book distributors and libraries, schools, museums and research centers that have copies of our publication. This ePress kit will assist you in making the decision in setting up an author visit, interviews, lectures, video presentations or workshops.

About The Author

      The author, Keith C. Holmes, has spent more than twenty-five years researching information about inventions by Black people from Australia, Barbados, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, just to name a few. Without innovations, inventions, plans, financial resources, labor saving devices, materials and muscle, no civilization can exist and flourish. Black inventors, from the very beginning of their involvement in the invention and patenting process, have had an important and earth shattering impact on the world. This book highlights the work of early black inventors from almost all fifty states in the United States. It gives details about the first Black inventor who obtained a patent in both the Caribbean and the United States. We cite the names and information of famous African American inventors, innovators, scientists, chemists, engineers and businessmen. Our publication also includes famous African American women inventors, innovators, scientists and business women. This book cites famous inventors of color from around the world, giving librarians, teachers, students and parents a global view than can be included in African History, Black History Month and Caribbean History.

           In the United States, to date, seventeen African American men have been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Two of these inventors, Jan E, Matzeliger, (Suriname) and Elijah McCoy, (Colchester, Canada) were born outside the United States. We have also cited a number of African inventors who have received the WIPO Gold medal for their inventions. Our research has uncovered and cited a number of inventors of color from the Caribbean and beyond. Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc., recognizes the importance of inventions by indigenous people. Our research has uncovered thousands of inventions by people of African descent. Our first publication is globally recognized as one of the leading books on the subject of black inventors.

      This book documents a number of the inventions, patents and labor saving devices conceived by black inventors. Africans, before the period of their enslavement, developed: agricultural tools, building materials, medicinal herbs, cloth and weapons, among many other inventions. Though millions of black people were brought to Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the United States in chains and under the yoke of slavery, it is relatively unknown that thousands of Africans and their descendants developed numerous labor saving devices and inventions that spawned companies which generated money and jobs, worldwide.

         The focus of this book is to introduce readers to the facts, that inventions created by black people, both past and present, were developed and patented on a global scale. This also means that there are inventors in every civilization whose ideas have been turned into inventions. In the past the focus has been on American and European inventors. Today, the new giants in the patenting process are Brazil, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa and South Korea.

        Recently, Dr. Patricia Bath was nominated to the National Inventors Hall of Fame; but, an African American woman has not yet been inducted into this prestigious organization.  Mr. Holmes documents the creativity of black women inventors from Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the United States, and provides readers with a comprehensive view of the ground-breaking achievements of black inventors – both male and female.

Book Catalogued in Global Library Systems

         This publication is a part of the library collection of over 1,300 national, public and state libraries including museums, schools and bookstores in twenty-eight countries worldwide. Our publication is now cataloged under a number countries including:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

     This is one of the first books that address the diversity of black inventors and their inventions from a global perspective. The material available in this book is an introduction to the world of black inventors. It gives the reader, researcher, librarian, parent, student and teacher materials needed to effectively understand that the Black inventor is not only a national phenomenon, but also a global giant.

       Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success identifies black inventors from five continents, over seventy countries, including almost all fifty states in the United States. Citing a number of black inventors from 1769 - 2007, this book is one of the most comprehensive works on black Inventors since Henry E. Baker's research on Black inventors in the early 20th century. 

We are now listed with the following bookstores and library systems:

Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, China, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Scotland, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Wales, Zambia.

You can find this book in:

-   6 out of 10 of the world's largest libraries and 
14 National Libraries 
-                  top libraries in the Caribbean 
-                  top libraries in the United Kingdom
-   8 out of 10 top public libraries in Canada's largest cities,                          
- 25 out of 50 top college libraries in Canada and the United States,
-   8 out of 10 top libraries in South Africa,

- 40 out of 50 top public libraries in the United States

**For a partial listing of public libraries, organizations, schools, and universities that have added this ground breaking book to their collection visit the next page.

   Our publication was selected by the NCTE to be a part of the 2013 African American Read-In. 

    This book was cited by the Arundel County Public School Science committee with  the following comment on the evaluation form:  “could be used as real world examples in class or for student research".

List of Locations That Have Copies of Our Publication (*)

African Union Commission, Library and Archives Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana,

Anchorage School District, Anchorage, Alaska,
Belize National Service & Information, Belize,
Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Canada,
Black Cultural Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada,
Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts,

The British Library, London, United Kingdom,
Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives, Brooklyn, New York,
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Brooklyn, New York,
Canada Intellectual Property Organization, Library and Knowledge Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation, Ottawa, Canada,
The Caribbean Association of Canada, Oakville, Ontario, Canada,
CARICOM - Documentation Centre, Georgetown, Guyana,
Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois,
Denise C. Hogan Library, Moi University, Nairobi, Kenya,
Department of Archives, Nassau, Bahamas,

Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, St. Croix,Virgin Islands,
Department of Science and Technology in South Africa. Pretoria, South Africa,
Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan,
Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Greater Harrisburg Area Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
Greater New Haven African American Historical Society, New Haven Connecticut,
Hawaii Library State Public System, Honolulu, Hawaii,
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China,
John Henrik Clarke Africana Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Libraries, Ghana,
Library and Archives, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia, 
Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California,
Reseau des bibliothèques de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
Ministry of Education, Kampala, Uganda,
Minstry of Education, Lusaka, Zambia,

Mississippi Library Commision, Jackson, Mississippi,  
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Washington, District of Columbia,
The National Institute of Higher Education, Research,  Science & Technology, Trinidad & Tobago,
The National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia,
The National Library of Bermuda, Hamilton, Bermuda,
The National Library of China, Beijing, China,
National Library of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica,
National Library of Zealand, Wellington, Zealand,
National Library & Information System Authority of Trinidad & Tobago,Port of Spain,Trinidad & Tobago.
The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom,
The National Library of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa,
National Library of Guinea - Bibliotheque Nationale de Guinea, Conkary, Guinea,
National Library of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica,
National Museums of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom,
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, Virginia,
National Taiwan University, Library, Taipei, Taiwan,
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Library,  Boston, Massachusetts.,
New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana,
Ohioana Library Association, Columbus, Ohio,
Oklahoma Department Libraries, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
Reaeau des Bibilotheques de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
Saskatchewan and Library Services Consortium, Saskatchewan, Canada,
Saskatchewan African Heritage Museum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California,

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, New York,
Scientific Research Council, Kingston, Jamaica,
Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, District of Columbia,
Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama,
Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee,
The State Library of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
The State Library of New York, Albany, New York,
The State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina,
United Nations Office at Geneva, Library & Archives, Geneva, Switzerland, 
United Nations Bookshop, New York, NY.
University of the South Pacific Library, Suva, Fiji,
University of Groningen Library, Groningen, Netherlands,
University of West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Bridgetown, Barbados

* for a complete listing visit our About Us page.

Contact Information and Appearances

You can place your orders directly through our website. For large or bulk orders please contact us directly via this website or send an email or fax to: or info@globalblackinventor.comFax: 718-284-8965.

   Our publication can be purchased through a number of distributors and booksellers globally.

    Mr Holmes has done book signings and lectures in Barbados,  California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ontario (Canada), Virginia and Washington, DC.

He has appeared on
"Ancestral House", "BBC-Gloucestershire Caribbean Connection", BlogTalkRadio "Harold Rush: Interview: Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success", "CBC, Mornin Barbados", "WBAI-FM, the GBE", "WEAA-AM, Caribbean Affair", "WHCR-FM Harlem Community Radio and Sports Talk Show", "WOLO-AM, Global with Nati",  "WQUN-AM" and  "WRSU-FM, The Power of Gospel", "WGLS-FM, African American Profile".

** Listen to the author's first radio interview:

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** Watch Author, Researcher and CEO, Keith C. Holmes on Arise TV

    The author is available for lectures and book signings. Please call 646-610-1485 or email: or to schedule a book signing or lecture.

    The paperback sells for $15.00 US dollars (plus shipping & handling) and we can ship your orders both domestic and international. 
If your order requires a purchase order number or you need for our company to generate an invoice, please email your requests to: To purchase a copy of our ebook edition, please visit one of our ebook vendor website. listed below.

Paperback ISBN no's: 9780979957307 / 0979957303
Ebook ISBN no's: 9780979957314 / 0979957311
Library of Congress no: 2010483204
OCLC no: 234711874                                                                         

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    To all of our supporters, we would like to take this time to thank everyone for their interest, support and patience in this monumental project. Here's some recent reviews.

"This book provides valuable information on the ways in which men and women of African descent throughout history and around the globe have made critical discoveries and groundbreaking inventions that indeed have changed the world. Readers of Black Inventions, Crafting Over 200 years of Success will gain insights, inspiration, ideas, and a unique opportunity to explore very compelling, little known, and astounding information about a people’s creative genius and determined effort often in the face of tremendous social, political, and economic challenge. This is a worthwhile sourcebook for teachers, scholars, and families."                                                                                        

                                                                              Dr. J.M. Martin - Great Black Wax, Maryland, 2009

"Of course you may use the reference to your presentation and book signing at the New York State Library in your press release.  We thank you again for an enlightening and thoroughly interesting presentation !"                                                                                                                                               

                                                                              Senior Librarian, New York State Library, 2010

"I finished your book and it was incrediably inspirational".                                                                       

                                                                              A.C. Nov. 06th, 2010

"I know that there is no other book that I have read that as complete as this one".
                                                                             Byron S. Cook, 2013

"It needs to be in every home in the world, so that the history of Black Inventors be known, I am a inventor and did not know that it was so many Black inventors".
                                                                             Anonymous, 2013

Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc., supports Black History Month and African Heritage Month 2014.

                                                      Special Bulletin:

Mr. Holmes specializes in research on black and indigenous inventors, and he is available for lectures and book signings.  Are you looking for information about black inventors ? If you cannot find the information on a particular inventor or group of inventors. You can contact our company by telephone, fax or email.

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