6 Black Female Inventors Who Changed The World – Page 2 of 2

Madam C.J. Walker, One Of The Most Famous Black Female Inventors

Madame CJ Walker, a black female inventor

African American haircare is more than being fashionable and looking good; it’s a world where we can showcase our true selves without holding back. Madame Walker experimented with homemade hair recipes having suffered from a scalp condition that led to hair loss herself.

Madam CJ Walker born, Sara Breedlove, is a household name within the African American Community with her ventures in black haircare that has had significant impact on textured hair all over the world.

Through research and experimentation, Madam Walker created her own haircare system and later went on to open her own schools training licensed Walker Agents. The Madame C.J. Walker beauty culture still grows strong.

Marie Van Brittan Brown

Marie Van Brittan Brown created the foundation and standards for modern day home security. In her quest to protect herself, family, and home she brought forth two-way communication from remote areas, cameras, and monitors that feed in real-time and remote controlled locks. The intent was for the system to be used in homes, but businesses found that the security kit worked just as well. Marie Van Brittan Brown was also responsible for the technology that easily alerts police departments that something is wrong with just a simple push of a button. This technology can be found in businesses and households all over the world.

Telecommunications Black Woman Inventor: Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

Can you even imagine the world with phones, but without caller ID? We are fortunate that’s not even an actual thing thanks to Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson. Dr. Jackson has made many scientific contributions to the sciences regarding telecommunications. Because of her background in physics and interest in the sciences, today we have much to be grateful for including inventions such as the fax machine, touch tone telephones, fiber optic cables, and even call waiting. And let’s not take her dedication to knowledge lightly, she was the first Black woman to receive a doctorate from MIT and is the first Black president of a major technical institute (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

6 Black Female Inventors Who Changed The World Conclusion

The contributions of African American women is clearly underrated and remains America’s hidden little secret. Each of these women has contributed and changed the way we live our lives. We have stood by quietly long enough, waiting for our stories to be told. We must all do our part to share the knowledge that Black women are also great innovators. What do you think? Let’s hear what you have to say below.


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