Tuesday, February 01, 2011

THANK YOU to these not-so famous African Americans!

Thank these not-so-famous African-Americans for things you take for granted every day.

Eliza Pinkney perfected the indigo dye that changed the textile industry.

Benjamin Banneker created the first clock to be made in America.

Dr. Patricia Bath perfected the accuracy of cataract surgery.

Marie Van Brittan Brown invented a closed-circuit home security system.

Dr. Mark Dean was instrumental in the invention of the personal computer.

Kenneth J. Dunkley invented 3-D viewing glasses and holography.

Dr. Shirley Jackson developed the touch tone telephone.

Lonnie G. Johnson invented the Super Soaker squirt gun!

Frederick M. Jones invented refrigeration for trucks and railroad cars.

Garrett A. Morgan invented the traffic signal and gas mask.

Dr. James E. West invented the microphone.

And let's give a big shout out for the most appreciated one of all:

George Crum, who invented the beloved potato chip.

Thanks, George, the Super Bowl wouldn't be the same without you!

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