The Three Eras of African American Inventor Experience Journey

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Exhibit Info

This Exhibition Is No Longer Showing


The Three Eras of African American Inventor Experience Journey: Black Inventors Hall of Fame


Feb. 1-29


Lobby; first floor exhibit area after Feb. 25


On loan from the Black Inventors Hall of Fame this exhibit, through vivid images and brief one-minute narrations, allows the viewer to gain a deeper appreciation for the immense talent and the impact that Black inventors and innovators have had on our nation and the world at large.

From the early days of enslavement, African Americans have demonstrated an innovative nature that has impacted the nation in countless ways. Despite facing unimaginable obstacles, they have pushed past the limitations placed upon them to create an enduring legacy of ingenuity, invention and entrepreneurship.

During the Golden Era of Innovation, African American inventors and innovators made significant contributions to a wide range of fields. They created groundbreaking technologies that contributed to advances in medicine, science, and the arts. These innovations continue to shape our world today.

Today, we see the continuation of this legacy in the modern-day titans of industry and innovation. African Americans remain at the forefront of groundbreaking research and development, paving the way for future generations. Their stories are a testament to the resilience, determination, and innovative spirit of African Americans throughout history.

About the Artist

Artist Bio

The Black Inventors Hall of Fame (BIHOF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing a broad and detailed awareness of the important work of African American inventors, artists and innovators who have inspired and forged ahead against tremendous odds and adversity. The goal of BIHOF is to recognize and tell the story of African American innovators. Every year we induct extraordinary Black inventors into the Black Inventors Hall of Fame to permanently recognize their innovative contributions to society.

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Humanities@PPL programs are presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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