The Black Inventors Hall of Fame is a volunteer organization focused on honoring legendary Black inventors and educating the public about the contributions of Blacks to the well being of the world. Dr. Caldwell founded several halls of fame because he discovered that there are too many extraordinary individuals who have been overlooked b
The Black Inventors Hall of Fame is a volunteer organization focused on honoring legendary Black inventors and educating the public about the contributions of Blacks to the well being of the world. Dr. Caldwell founded several halls of fame because he discovered that there are too many extraordinary individuals who have been overlooked by the history books because of their
race. He founded the Black Tennis Hall of Fame (www.BlackTennisHallofFame.com) in 2008 and the Black Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame (www.BEHOF.org) in 2019 to permanently recognize the groundbreaking achievements of Black tennis players and entrepreneurs that have been overlooked because of the color of their skin.
Dr. Caldwell was extremely impressed with James Howard's many patents and expertise on legendary inventors. He therefore founded the organization with the hope that James Howard would be willing to serve as Executive Director. His dream came through and now, under Howard's leadership, the organization is the premier entity celebrating inventors who have broken through barriers of race, class and prejudice to use innovation to make history .
James Howard is a college professor, design historian, entrepreneur, industrial designer, inventor and restauranteur. He owns and operates one of the area’s top niche food establishments, “Cozy Cupboard Tea Room”. Howard also brings over 25 years of experience as a design professor and has authored a course on Design Thinking and Des
James Howard is a college professor, design historian, entrepreneur, industrial designer, inventor and restauranteur. He owns and operates one of the area’s top niche food establishments, “Cozy Cupboard Tea Room”. Howard also brings over 25 years of experience as a design professor and has authored a course on Design Thinking and Design History that explores the impact of design on society.
Accomplished Industrial Design educator and entrepreneur, Howard has lectured on the experience of the Black American inventors, often drawing a parallel with many of his own experiences as an AA innovator to those innovators of the past. Howard is an extraordinary inventor who has 15 patents. Many of these extraordinary innovations save people's lives every day. His latest venture is Entrepreneurial U, Morris County’s first school of Design Thinking.
It is an honor to serve on the Advisory Board for the Black Inventors Hall of Fame. As a librarian, sharing information with others, especially introducing the important, and often hidden history to new audiences is at the core of being an educator. As a child of immigrant parents, I have experienced the role education plays in forming identity, and I recognize the importance organizations such as BIHOF have in education. I champion the evolving role of libraries and museums in fulfilling the educational mission while introducing and celebrating the history of black inventors to many new audiences.
Susan is a librarian at Berkeley College has served as a director at both the Newark and now the Woodland Park, NJ campus. Susan’s strategic vision and forward-thinking leadership to enhance services, and diversify resources to optimize the user experience has guided her career in higher education.
Howard received national attention when his innovative Job Training program South Point Academy skills training and job placement program for men and women was featured in a TV special Hosted by
Harry Porterfield. The Howards were also featured in two documentary films, Green Fire the first full-
high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold.
the PBS Special and “Eden’s Lost & Found” which aired nationally in 2006, highlighting the unique
development of Eden Place Nature Center. An urban oasis Howard founded on the South side of Chicago
David Anthony (D.A.) Abrams, CAE joined the CFP Board as Managing Director for the Center for Financial Planning in November 2019. In his role, D.A. is responsible for the following: Cultivating a quality workforce to ensure the profession can recruit and retain the talent it needs to grow; Fostering a more diverse financial planner workforce that reflects the changing demographics in the United States
John H. Lienhard IV is an emeritus Prof. of Mech. Engr. and of History, at the University of Houston. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the originator of the radio series, The Engines of Our Ingenuity, heard on Public Radio in America. Lienhard has also written a great deal about Black contributors to America’s culture, in his radio series and books.
Caring for others is a quintessential component that enlivens, drive and push me toward employee and organizational support, engagement and excitement in the workplace. It is through understanding, empathy, and care for every human being that allows me to support diversity and inclusive initiatives in the workplace and is what propels me to react to organizational crisis, both internal and external that challenge organizational goals, objectives and employee success.
A motivated team leader with a desire to change what is necessary to achieve the desired outcome. An entrepreneur with 20 plus years of military experience as an Armored Soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces who has served as an Instructor, Tank and Reconnaissance Troop Leader, Supply Chain Manager (SQMS), Drill Sergeant-Major, Squadron Sergeant-Major, Regimental Sergeant-Major and achieved rank of Chief Warrant Officer.
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Please join me and the Board of Directors as we welcome Dr. Charles Drew, Dr. Patricia Bath, and Granville T. Woods,
along with living invention legends, Dr. Mark Dean, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, and Dr. Gladys West. These six new members represent the inaugural inductee class. They join our original six charter members: Latimer, Goode, Carver, McCoy, Montgomery, and Onesimus