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Mark Dean, African-American inventor and computer engineer.

Mark Dean, African-American inventor and computer engineer.

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Black inventions you never learned about in school

Black History Month is a time when African-Americans can reflect on the many accomplishments of historic Black figures and their contributions to American society, however, the spotlight often shines on the same few individuals. George Washington Carver and Madame C.J. Walker are two great inventors, but they were not the only ones. During the final remnants of our celebratory period, let’s acknowledge some not-so-well-known instances of African-American ingenuity.