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Recognizing Black Inventions and Innovations

Our Project

Too often in history, the inventions and innovations of Black people are not recognized. So I, Dr. Carolyn Ransom- Scott along with the San Francisco Public Library & Citizen Film are creating a documentary to shed light on the contributions to science, technology, arts and culture that Black people have done over the last century.

Our Inspiration

“if you see something, say something and do something.''

- John Robert Lewis

Dr. Carolyn Ransom-Scott was inspired by the quote from the Late John Robert Lewis, "“if you see something, say something and do something.'' She believed it was her duty to bring to light the underacknowleded Black inventors and innovators that have made immense contributions to the world so she created a series of bookmarks that showcases these individuals from throughout the last couple of centuries. Now she is in the process of producing a documentary that continues to educate and inspire the minds of this generation about Black Excellence!

Our bookmarks

Here's a preview of some visuals on bookmarks.


Empower a new generation of inventors, raising awareness and inspiring hope through education about the contributions giving comfort and safety to the world around us by Black African Americans innovators /inventors advancing science, technological and social life. 

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