Today's Articles

People, Locations, Episodes

Tue, 11.21.1893

A Black Man Patents an Electric Railway Conduit


On this date 1893, Granville T. Woods of Cincinnati, a Black inventor, patented the electric railway conduit.  The patent is #509065

For a while he manufactured and sold his inventions through the Woods Electric Company, but he later sold his patent rights to the General Electric Company.


Created Equal: The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators
By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York
ISBN 0-688-11536-5

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The road run straight with no turning, the circle runs complete as it is in the storm of peace, the all embraced embracing in the circle complete turning road... BLACK PEOPLE: THIS IS OUR DESTINY by Amiri Baraka.
Read More