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Old August 10th, 2011, 08:30 AM   #1
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African American Inventions


Elijah McCoy- Oil dripping cup fro trains
George Washington Carver- Peanut Butter
Lewis Latimer- The carbon Filament in the light bulb
Jan Ernst Matzeliger- shoe making machine increased shoe making speed by 900 percent.
Granville T. Woods- train to station communication system
Madam C.J walker- hair grooming lotion
Garrett Morgan-gas mask
Otis Boykin-control devices for computer and Pace maker
Dr. Patricia Bath- Method of eye surgery
Lonnie G. Johnson- super soaker

Other inventions are the washing machine, the flash light and the blood blank.
Also a half native american/african american invented the potato chip.
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Elijah McCoy- Oil dripping cup fro trains
George Washington Carver- Peanut Butter
Lewis Latimer- The carbon Filament in the light bulb
Jan Ernst Matzeliger- shoe making machine increased shoe making speed by 900 percent.
Granville T. Woods- train to station communication system
Madam C.J walker- hair grooming lotion
Garrett Morgan-gas mask
Otis Boykin-control devices for computer and Pace maker
Dr. Patricia Bath- Method of eye surgery
Lonnie G. Johnson- super soaker

Other inventions are the washing machine, the flash light and the blood blank.
Also a half native american/african american invented the potato chip.
So, what exactly is the purpose of this thread?
Is there something you wish to be discussed and in that case what?
All I see is a list of inventions attributed to a certain ethnic group in the United States...

Anyway, here are a few corrections, I couldn't care checking all of the items but this is enough to put into doubt the credibility of the source from which you got the list:

* The invention of the gas mask is credited to James Bert Garner, while Garrett Morgan apparently invented some sort of respiratory protective hood.
* The carbon filament for light bulbs was not invented by Lewis Latimer, according to Wikipedia he only "developed an improved method of heat-treating them which reduced breakage and allowed them to be molded into novel shapes".
* Eye surgery was performed by Galen in the 2nd century AD, since then many "methods" for eye surgery have been developed.
* The pacemaker was invented by the Australian Mark C Lidwell in 1926. Not sure what the importance of Otis Boykin's contribution is, but it can't be all that important since there is no mention of him at all in the lengthy Wikipedia article on pacemakers.
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What is your point etamaze?
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thanks for asking i wanted to list some african american contributions to what makes america what it is.
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thanks for asking i wanted to list some african american contributions to what makes america what it is.
Look etamaze you keep posting pro-black/african info all over the board but you have to understand this place is mostly white folks. I am wiling to bet They don't really care. They focus on the way they see history and any info or argument that does not fit into the range of euro-centric thought is mostly rejected.Remember this is a slightly hostile environment, some people here actually would have supported the south during the civil war.
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Look etamaze you keep posting pro-black/african info all over the board but you have to understand this place is mostly white folks. I am wiling to bet They don't really care. They focus on the way they see history and any info or argument that does not fit into the range of euro-centric thought is mostly rejected.Remember this is a slightly hostile environment, some people here actually would have supported the south during the civil war.
I wouldn't go as far as saying that people don't care, but, while one or two threads based on this topic may be interesting, seeing them every day is becoming redundant. Furthermore, a couple of them border on anti-European. Perhaps etamaze would do well to participate in some of the other threads, without biases against anyone.
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Can't say I agree with Jake10. The fact is that African and African American history is grossly underrepresented on historum. There are over 1500 European threads, yet only 268 Middle Eastern and African threads, of which it is likely less than 100 are about Africa. There are also over 1500 American history threads, and it is likely that only a very small percentage of those threads deal with African American history. The military and General History threads are also overwhelmingly Euro and US centric.

Everyday we have new American and European history threads. It is rare that we ever have new African threads. And etamaze has contributed to other threads. In the "What did Europeans do for US" he noted that the Europeans were discoverers and inventors who did a lot of good for the world. He has also participated in some of the empire vs threads.

I for one welcome new threads from etamaze. If you don't like them, ignore em.
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Can't say I agree with Jake10. The fact is that African and African American history is grossly underrepresented on historum. There are over 1500 European threads, yet only 268 Middle Eastern and African threads, of which it is likely less than 100 are about Africa. There are also over 1500 American history threads, and it is likely that only a very small percentage of those threads deal with African American history. The military and General History threads are also overwhelmingly Euro and US centric.

Everyday we have new American and European history threads. It is rare that we ever have new African threads. And etamaze has contributed to other threads. In the "What did Europeans do for US" he noted that the Europeans were discoverers and inventors who did a lot of good for the world. He has also participated in some of the empire vs threads.

I for one welcome new threads from etamaze. If you don't like them, ignore em.

Agreed!
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Can't say I agree with Jake10. The fact is that African and African American history is grossly underrepresented on historum. There are over 1500 European threads, yet only 268 Middle Eastern and African threads, of which it is likely less than 100 are about Africa. There are also over 1500 American history threads, and it is likely that only a very small percentage of those threads deal with African American history. The military and General History threads are also overwhelmingly Euro and US centric.

Everyday we have new American and European history threads. It is rare that we ever have new African threads. And etamaze has contributed to other threads. In the "What did Europeans do for US" he noted that the Europeans were discoverers and inventors who did a lot of good for the world. He has also participated in some of the empire vs threads.

I for one welcome new threads from etamaze. If you don't like them, ignore em.
I think you missed the main point I was trying to make, Spell. The key was to participate without showing biases. Nobody will deny that misdeeds of Europeans towards Africans, but, while we can analyze that objectively, trying to spark nationalist/anti-nationalist debates has taken this forum in the wrong direction before. I'm trying to prevent that from happening again. You've seen it in the Asian forum, right?
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I wouldn't go as far as saying that people don't care, but, while one or two threads based on this topic may be interesting, seeing them every day is becoming redundant. Furthermore, a couple of them border on anti-European. Perhaps etamaze would do well to participate in some of the other threads, without biases against anyone.
I completely understand where you and Kromati are coming from. I am not here to spark any arguments. I'm here to put light to a side of history i feel is underrepresented here in this Forum. In my somewhat Afro-centrist post i have never been slow to admit my mistake and where I went wrong and I have noted some great European achievements on this board but if you think I'm here to discuss Greek, Roman, Medieval, and renaissance history then your'e wrong. I came here to note achievements of other peoples and cultures and by doing that i don't think I should be offending anyone. I would like to thank those who support what I'm doing.
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