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Sarah Goode was the first African American woman to receive a US patent. Learn more about her and other African American inventors at About.com

Dr. Philip Emeagwali Inventor of the World's Fastest Computer Dr. Philip Emeagwali's resume is loaded with many other such feats, including ways of making oil fields more productive. As one of the most famous African-American inventors of the 20th century, Dr. Emeagwali also has won the Gordon Bell Prize – the Nobel Prize for computation. His computers are currently being used to forecast the weather and to predict the likelihood and effects of future global warming.

Norbert Rillieux (March 17, 1806 – October 8, 1894), an African American inventor and engineer, is most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water.This invention was an important development in the growth of the sugar industry.

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African-Americans have faced many obstacles over the course of history, but this hasn't stopped bright, innovative individuals from developing inventions that have changed the world. From the traffic light to the blood bank, here are some famous African-American...