“It has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned.”
We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technologies .And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.
The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth.
Our minds are no less inventive, our capacity remains undiminished.
All this we can do. And all this we will do.”
-President Barack Obama
We Salute President Barack Obama
The Black Inventions Exhibit (BIE) is proud to announce its 17th Annual Black History Month Tour. This multimedia presentation is a tribute to the unsung heroes, Black inventors and innovators internationally. BIE will travel to over 100 cities throughout the United States and abroad to Canada, the Caribbean, Africa and the United Kingdom. Many of the things people use daily are the brainchild of a Black inventor. The golf tee, automatic traffic light, cellular phone and dustpan all were created by Blacks. The mail box, pencil sharpener, Super Soaker water gun (that gross over $180 million dollars) and the world’s fastest computer -peaking at (3.1 billion calculations per second) were created by the minds and hands of Black inventors. The museum reveals many surprising facts, and highlights the accomplishments of Blacks in the fields of science, aerospace communication, health care, agriculture, transportation and engineering. The aim of BIE is not only to give credit to the inventors, but to inspire others to believe that anything is possible. Over 150 authentic artifacts are represented in the collection and include: Patent designs, personal letters, rare photographs and brief biographies of Black American inventors. Also featured, are motivational placards and video documentaries.
To find out how BIE can be part of your Black History Month Celebration fill out form below