Category Archives: Black Inventors

George Washington Carver Developed Peanut Butter

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Posted: Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 4:47 p.m.


George Washington Carver (1860–1943) developed peanut butter and 400 plant products!

Fast Fact: Carver was born a slave. He didn’t go to college until he was 30.

CLICK HERE:   George Washington Carver Wikipedia

Jan Ernst Matzeliger Inventor Shoemaking Machine (Black History Month)

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Media: / United Shoe Machinery Corporation,

Posted: Monday February 3, 2014 @ 1:43 p.m. PST


Jan Ernst Matzeliger


Jan Ernst Matzeliger (1852–1889) invented a shoemaking machine that increased shoemaking speed by 900%!


Fast Fact: In 1992, the U.S. made a postage stamp in honor of Matzeliger.

Image Credits: United Shoe Machinery Corporation,



Nathaniel Alexander Inventor Of A Patented Folding Chair (Celebrating Black History Month)

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Source: By Mary Bellis

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Posted: Saturday February 1, 2014 @ 8:50 p.m. PST


On July 7, 1911 Nathaniel Alexander of Lynchburg, Virginia patented a folding chair. According to his patent, Nathaniel Alexander designed his chair to be used in schools, churches, and other auditoriums. His design included a book rest that was usable for the person sitting in the seat behind and was ideal for church or choir use. Below you can view the patent drawing of Nathaniel Alexander’s folding chair.


Nathaniel Alexander - Folding Chair

_Nathaniel Alexander