Charles Drew 1940
Pioneered methods of storing blood plasma for transfusion
As Executive Director of the Black Inventor’s Hall of Fame (BIHOF), I am honored to have the privilege of bringing a broad and detailed awareness of the important work of African American inventors, artists and innovators who have inspired and forged ahead against tremendous odds and adversity.
The story of African American Inventors has a sad history of being lost or simply overlooked. Far too often, historical accounts forget to mention the incredible achievements of Black inventors. This nonprofit was founded to recognize and tell the story of African American greats such as George W. Carver who in 1941 was referred to as “The Black Leonardo” by Time Magazine for his prolific contributions in the field of agriculture. Yet, nearly 80 years later, Carver was all but ignored by Time in its list of top 100 American inventors of all time. It is time that exceptional inventors are immortalized by being inducted into the Black Inventor's Hall of Fame.
Every year we induct extraordinary Black inventors into the Black Inventor's Hall of Fame to permanently recognize their innovative contributions to society. This website serves as a platform telling the story of talented African American innovators. We include and highlight notable advancements and projects from academia, manufacturing and agriculture to advancements in medicine and the sciences. Our goal is to identify entrepreneurial leaders who have invented and produced groundbreaking technological advancements that improve the quality of life around the world.
As we continue to grow our website, we look forward to partnering with you to help develop key programs like the Future Black Innovators Initiative and the Young Innovator's Mentors Alliance. These business models and other programs like them will serve as the building blocks that are necessary to cement our commitment to keeping the story of Black Innovators, past and present, relevant.
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The Board of Directors and I are pleased to announce the future plans for a BIHOF Museum and STEM Learning Center. You can help us in this cause by making a donation today.
BIHOF is a 501c3 organization