Great Black Innovators
Who invented the traffic light? Who was the first self-made millionaire businesswoman in the U.S.? And who was "the real McCoy" - inventor of an automatic lubricator? All of these people were great innovators, and all were African American. African Americans have contributed in thousands of ways to American life and society. And yet, many of their achievements, especially in the fields of business, science, and engineering, have been ignored or claimed by someone else.
This enlightening program uses narration, reenactments, still images, and an in-depth interview with James Michael Brodie, author of Created Equal: The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators, to explore the fascinating stories of important black innovators whose works have made significant contributions to American life and society.
Teacher's guide includes script, learning objectives, reproducible activities, and bibliography.Published by Knowledge Unlimited, 1994, 32 min., Grades 5 and up, Teacher's guide available online, ISBN 1-55933-176-3
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