African american inventors

African American Inventors

There are many unsung African American heros and heroines in science and technology. Their contributions are often unknown to most people, although their inventions are of great importance. Many of these inventions were fundamental in engineering, agricultural, and medicine. This Reading Set introduces some of these inventors and their inventions to students.

Reading Passages In This Set


1

African American Inventors: George Washington Carver

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Born into slavery, George Washington Carver would ev...

343 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Summary

2

African American Inventors: Lewis Latimer

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African American inventor Lewis Latimer is the paten...

213 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

3

African American Inventors: Patricia Bath

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Patricia Bath was the first black female doctor to r...

245 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

4

African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy

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One of the premier inventors of his time, Elijah McC...

213 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

5

African American Inventors: Granville T. Woods

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Inventor Granville Woods overcame early obstacles to...

283 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

6

Bessie Blount Griffin: Inventor and Forensic Scientist

Bessie Blount Griffin was an inventor, nurse, physical therapist, and forensic scientist. She was the first African American wo...

443 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea and Summary

7

Madam C.J. Walker: Self-Made Millionaire and Philanthropist

Students will read a passage about Madam C.J. Walker and learn about her success as a businesswomen and philanthropist. Student...

549 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Summary