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10 of the Greatest Black Inventors

<p>If you've turned on your lights, navigated traffic, played video games, or had a great water gun fight in your lifetime, you have these black engineers and inventors to thank. <em>Design News</em> is celebrating Black History Month with a look at some of history's great black inventors and the technologies they created and helped develop -- many that we use every day and take for granted. </p><p>If you'd like to read more about great black inventors and engineers check out: <a href="https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/10-most-important-black-woman-engineers" target="_blank">10 of the Most Important Black Woman Engineers</a>.</p><p><strong>Click through above to see some of the great black inventors that you may not have known were responsible for some of our most innovative technologies.</strong></p><p><em>(shown above: Light bulb with a carbon filament patented by Lewis Latimer, Image source: Wikimedia Commons)</em></p>
If you've turned on your lights, navigated traffic, played video games, or had a great water gun fight in your lifetime, you have these black engineers and inventors to thank.

Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at  Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.

 
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