Eli Whitney

American inventor of the cotton gin which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery in the U.S.

Alexander Graham Bell

Scottish-born inventor, scientist, & engineer credited with inventing & patenting the first practical telephone.

Andrija Puharich

American parapsychologist, physician, researcher, medical inventor, & author born in 1918.

Thomas Edison

American inventor & businessman known for inventions incl. the phonograph & motion picture camera.

Christopher Sholes

American inventor known for co-inventing the 1st commercially success typewriter in the U.S.

Lydia Pinkham

American inventor & marketer of “women’s tonic” for menstrual & menopausal issues born in 1819.

George W. Carver

American agricultural scientist, inventor, & professor born in 1864. Most prominent Black scientist of his time.