Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Black History Month - Myth Two

All through the month of February we are instructed to celebrate Black History. We are going to do that by correcting some of the myths circulated throughout the month of February. Each day there will be another entry of the myths of black inventions.
For the record, I am not the author of the following.

Black Invention Myths

Perhaps you've heard the claims: Were it not for the genius and energy of African-American inventors, we might find ourselves in a world without traffic lights, peanut butter, blood banks, light bulb filaments, and a vast number of other things we now take for granted but could hardly imagine life without.

Gas Mask
Invented by Garrett Morgan in 1914?
No, it wasn't!

The invention of the gas mask predates Morgan's breathing device by several decades. Early versions were constructed by the Scottish chemist John Stenhouse in 1854 and the physicist John Tyndall in the 1870s, among many other inventors prior to World War I. For more information click here:


Anonymous said...

There shouldn't have to be one month, why can't we as Americans just celebrate all of our cultures equally, anytime we want.

Robb its pathetic you try to deny other races inventions(whether they invented it or not)does it really mean that much to you? What are you getting at? What are you trying to accomplish?

You are very prejudice man, Robb, I hope you learn to change, but then again "Hope" can only go so far.

Jason R. said...

Isn't that we are doing celebrating our White European culture? and of course we get mad, when some one attempts to steal our culture. We get mad when some one steals our property in the night. Shouldn't we also be mad, when a race attempts to steal our culture and the things our White people produced.