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