Here is a list of African American Inventors. Click on the patent number to see a representative patent drawing.

Patent NumberInventortitleDatePlaceNotes
386,289 Benjamin, Miriam E. Gong and signal chair for hotels, etc July 17, 1888Washington, DCAfrican-American, her invention was apopted for use by the U.S. House of Representatives.
322,177 Goode, Sarah E. Cabinet bed July 14, 1885Chicago, ILAfrican-American, First African-American woman to receive a patent.

Susan E. Hocker, Miami University Libraries.12/12/03
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