Three African-American Inventors Who Shaped U.S. History According to National Academy of Inventors Member James Howard


Inventors; U.S. History; James Howard; National Academy of Inventors


True or false – George Washington Carver invented peanut butter? If you’re like the majority of people, you probably think it’s true. But contrary to popular belief, this prolific figure can’t be credited with creating the lunchtime staple.

“What’s interesting is that we grew up as kids somehow under the impression that he was the inventor of peanut butter, and that’s the one thing he didn’t invent,” said James Howard, member of the National Academy of Inventors and executive director of the Black Inventors Hall of Fame. He’s also an inventor himself, holding 20 patents.


by Scott Bartnick




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