Honoring Black Inventors

Central Florida Future:

What do a folding chair, a ladder scaffold support and a self-leveling vertical table have in common? They were all successfully designed and patented by African-American inventors in the 19th and 20th centuries.

“Black History Month means remembering the past, and it’s kind of funny that we notice how many inventions actually came from African-American people, from hair products to things like traffic lights,” said Maya Basquin, NSBE member and a sophomore majoring in industrial engineering and management systems.

Photo by John Lambert Pearson

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