Discrimination against Black Inventors?
Luther Forrest Washington is usually given only a few sentences in textbooks, but he is a very important yet forgotten historical figure. Born into slavery in 1852, he went to Tusgegee Institute after the war, studying masonry and advanced physics. Denied a position that his education and genius merited, he took a job as a janitor in Thomas Edison's laboratory. Edison, contrary to most accounts, was a bungler--unable to invent anything. Washington invented nearly everything that Edison would later patent--the lightbulb, the moving picture, nuclear energy. As a typical Black Man, he was content to let another man take credit for his work, happy that his inventions were benefiting mankind. Edison repayed Washington's genius and kindness by tricking him into testing a prototype of the alternating current electric chair, where he died a painful and tragic death. No, you won't read about Luther Forrest Washington's story in the textbooks--but he is a man to remember.
This is very good information and I hope like the jokes and insincere questions that go answered fairly, I pray this one receives the same fairness, but unfortunately Black Inventors and other Famous Blacks will continue to go un-noticed until we as Black Families stick together and observe each other accomplishments on a daily basis, just like we do all our pagan and other history celebrations instead of our own. We older folks all remember mandatory Pledge of Legions.... and we were not treated equal. Until we realize we are a gifted and unique people, we can not see our true selves Influential, Success, Beautiful, Intelligent Men and Women of the world, with equal attributes to whom have helped build this country and its founded some of its discoveries. We have been convinced that this countries riches and wealth are results of other people minds instead of our slaves, maids, butlers, workers, etc. Although there are some who know the truth. We have amazing Scientist, Doctors, Inventors, Teachers, and so on that contribute on a daily basis. This Is One Of The Many Reasons We Do Not Notices Our Greatest(NOT LOOKING OR ACCEPTING)
i only discriminate agains them when they have pink mo hawks and glasses
shut up and get back to shining my shoes
Didn't someone black invent "crack" cocaine?
alot of ppl dont remeber theme becuz they werent as famous but that doesnt mean they werent important
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If google doesn't know about him, he didn't exist.
EDIT: wiki doesn't know about him either, and further research finds that the AC electric chair was invented by Harold Brown, not edison who was a proponant of DC
So you made this up to see how gullible people are.
Your search - "alternating current electric chair" "tesla edison" - did not match any documents.
And you still haven't explained why a man who does have at least "a few lines" in some history books can't be found by google, wiki, or any meta-crawlers I've looked at. He does not exist.
Edit again: just searched the African American Biographical Database.
"The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources.
This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries."
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Game over, give it up.
One last edit: I'm not white. Half European and half Hispanic. Half white and half brown=tan. I don't have a problem with African American inventors, I have a problem with misinformation and lies. Sorry, had to call you on it.
who cares, he probobly was in jail, IM RICK JAMES B***H
sad i hope he gets his notability
It's always a game of "let's point fingers at white people and yell 'Discrimination!'" White people aren't the only race that writes history books. I'm not trying to sound accusatory (I know it's hard to tell over the internet), but you don't have to have white skin to discriminate.
You are correct. Luther was robbed of the title greatest inventor in modern history. Only because of the jealousy of the white man that has invented nothing.
man, y u let this honky fool get u down? even if the story not exactly tru they steal so much from us an keep us down they owe some respect an need to give credit. may be the name not right but u know some brother make the invention fo edison and i know u sarcastic but that honky fool need 2 shut his mouth. we ben kept down 4 way 2 long. booker t. washingon paved the way for whitey and were repayed with havin guimea worms implanted in his brain. dont listen 2 honky lies, just keep disemination the truth, brother. black power.
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