Lightbulb invented by a black man

Lightbulb invented by a black man

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Malik

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Dec 2, 2010
Had a discussion earlier today with one of my classmates and we talked about black inventors. I heard somewhere that the lightbulb was invented a black man and former slave named Thomas Ellison. My friend said he didn't think so but I is sure I saw this one time on the history channel.
Jawga Boy

Gay, GA

#2 Dec 2, 2010
False info!

http://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/

Facts:

"Lewis Latimer invented the carbon filament in 1881 or 1882? No!

English chemist/physicist Joseph Swan experimented with a carbon-filament incandescent light all the way back in 1860, and by 1878 had developed a better design which he patented in Britain. On the other side of the Atlantic, Thomas Edison developed a successful carbon-filament bulb, receiving a patent for it (#223898) in January 1880, before Lewis Latimer did any work in electric lighting. From 1880 onward, countless patents were issued for innovations in filament design and manufacture (Edison had over 50 of them). Neither of Latimer's two filament-related patents in 1881 and 1882 were among the most important innovations, nor did they make the light bulb last longer, nor is there reason to believe they were adopted outside Hiram Maxim's company where Latimer worked at the time.(He was not hired by Edison's company until 1884, primarily as a draftsman and an expert witness in patent litigations).

Latimer also did not come up with the first screw socket for the light bulb or the first book on electric lighting."

I_M_White

Since: Oct 10

North of Apelanta

#4 Dec 2, 2010
Throughout 6,000 years of recorded history, the Black African Negro has invented nothing. Not a written language, weaved cloth, a calendar, a plow, a road, a bridge, a railway, a ship, a system of measurement, or even the wheel.(Note: This is in reference to the pure-blooded Negro.) He is not known to have ever cultivated a single crop or domesticated a single animal for his own use (although many powerful and docile beasts abounded around him.) His only known means of transporting goods was on the top of his hard burry head. For shelter he never progressed beyond the common mud hut, the construction of which a beaver or muskrat is capable."
http://whitepowerresources.1accesshost.com/wh...
TROOF!!!!!!
hahahaha

United States

#5 Dec 2, 2010
Malik wrote:
Had a discussion earlier today with one of my classmates and we talked about black inventors. I heard somewhere that the lightbulb was invented a black man and former slave named Thomas Ellison. My friend said he didn't think so but I is sure I saw this one time on the history channel.
There are a lot of false claims of black inventers in the 1800s and 1900s because blacks are ashamed of all the technology the white man invented without blacks being involved in 98% of it all. Just like black Afronazi idiots trying to claim the original Jews, Native Americans and even VIKINGS were supposedly "black", it all comes from their insecurity in light of their West African history being so primitive overall compared to European, Middle Eastern and Asian history and cultures, and all the inventions made up north, but not in sub sahara Africa.

Afronazi propagandists are simply losers and are jealous of other races because blacks were and are not nearly as successful as other races have been and are today. So many posts have been made to prove the false claims of blacks trying to say black men invented this or that. So many lies blacks try spreading in the internet. They are desperate because their pride is smashed and they feel like sh*t.
hahahaha

United States

#6 Dec 2, 2010
Oh, and mixed or biracial people might have helped in some inventions over the last 200 years, but they were NOT black, only mixed. So you blacks should stop trying to claim MIXED people simply because THEY were successful (thanks to the help of the white man anyway) and you are not. So don't bother mentioning MIXED people, they ARE NOT black! hahahaha!
Pimpanzee Jones

Durrington, UK

#7 Dec 4, 2010
rapidly expanding towns.
1878 - SWAN DEVELOPS LAMP (Tyneside).

Joseph Swan develops a successful electric lamp
1878 - CRAGSIDE LIT BY ELECTRICITY (Northumberland)

Sir William Armstrong installs a small hydro electric plant on his estate for generating electric light in his picture gallery at Cragside. Using lakes in the grounds, Cragside is the first house in the world to be lit by electricity generated from water power. The arc lights he uses are not yet suitable for mass production and are unlikely to replace gas lighting.
1878 - HANCOCK MUSEUM (Newcastle)

The Hancock Natural History Museum opens.
December 18, 1878 - SWAN DEMONSTRATES LAMP (Newcastle)

Joseph Swan demonstrates his incandescent electric light bulb to an audience at the Newcastle Chemical Society, but it burns out after only a few minutes.
1879 January 19,- SWAN DEMONSTRATES LAMP AGAIN (Sunderland)

Joseph Swan demonstrates his incandescent electric light bulb during a lecture to an audience at the Athenaeum in Fawcett Street, Sunderland.
December 1879 - EDISON DEMONSTRATES LAMPS (United States)

American inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates an electric lamp similar to that pioneered by Joseph Swan.
1879 - US PRESIDENT VISITS SUNDERLAND (Sunderland)

US President Ullyses Grant visits Sunderland and opens the Central Museum and Library.
1879 - SUNDERLAND FOOTBALL CLUB FORMED (Sunderland)

A football club has been formed by teachers on Wearside.
1879 - NEW STEEL MAKING METHODS (Middlesbrough)

New steel-making methods enabling the use of Teesside ore are a great boon to Middlesbrough's industry.
1879 - GUMS AND PASTILLES (York)

York Chocolate manufacturers Rowntree & Co diversify into gums and pastilles.
1880 October 20,- SWAN REPLACES GAS WITH ELECTRICITY (Newcastle)

Joseph Swan once again demonstrates his incandescent electric light bulb, this time at t

as you can see, most early electrical lighting was in England and didn't involve any blacks.
Popeye

Ankeny, IA

#8 Jan 15, 2011
I have very serious doubts that a black could invent a lightbulb TODAY !

But if you said he invented the paper bag that holds a 40 I might buy into that.

They say a black invented the COMB, lol that is a good one, what in the world would a black use a comb for?
Golden Lion

Crouse, NC

#9 Jan 15, 2011
Popeye wrote:
I have very serious doubts that a black could invent a lightbulb TODAY !
But if you said he invented the paper bag that holds a 40 I might buy into that.
They say a black invented the COMB, lol that is a good one, what in the world would a black use a comb for?
To comb your pubic hairs, Popeye. lol
Blacks invented many things but I know why you are so angry. But dont worry, we wont have a black president forever. looool
But white women with black men? I have no control over that one. lol
Golden Lion

Crouse, NC

#10 Jan 15, 2011
POPEYE:

Obam is doing a good job, isnt he and I bet you cannot stand that either, can you? I just bet that a black president frightened the crap out of you. lol
And worse, our next black president might be real dark. lol
china town kyd

Ilkley, UK

#11 Jan 15, 2011
no no no no no no u bitches all wrong white man no invent bulb china man did
who invent star wars(china man)
who invent nuclear bomb (china)
who won world wars 3 and 4 china......
who are the worlds fattest bitches white and black and non chinease
TheAnswer

Garland, TX

#12 Jan 15, 2011
Negro Inventions:

1. Cannibalism

2. Huts made of their own fecal matter

3. STDs

4. The Art of Lying (Afrocentrism)

What has The Negro contributed? Rape? Crime? AIDS? Cannibalism? Hate?
Giggle

Murrieta, CA

#13 Jul 16, 2011
TheAnswer wrote:
Negro Inventions:
1. Cannibalism
2. Huts made of their own fecal matter
3. STDs
4. The Art of Lying (Afrocentrism)
What has The Negro contributed? Rape? Crime? AIDS? Cannibalism? Hate?
Wrong! The black man invented you. Please disclose your true race son. If you don't clean your room today your black arse will be punished with a wooping
GOD All Mighty

Cantonment, FL

#14 Jul 16, 2011
You're ALL WRONG! I invented ALL OF YOU!

Now stop your silly mess before I plunge the world into everlasting darkness right after I blow up the Sun.
Giggle wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong! The black man invented you. Please disclose your true race son. If you don't clean your room today your black arse will be punished with a wooping
South african

South Africa

#15 Mar 13, 2012
Here's the truth about white people. White people are too afraid of black men because they see black men's potential. Maybe its because they are directly opposite to them. If you would notice in nowadays the world is changing and black people are taking over on almost everything and everyone sees that, Africa is already back to blacks and are now taking western countries n one day u will c a black premier of england, believe me. Black men are very religeous and cultured people and very respectful to other races and more over they are very intelligent.
Shane

Stafford, Australia

#19 Mar 13, 2012
South african wrote:
Here's the truth about white people. White people are too afraid of black men because they see black men's potential. Maybe its because they are directly opposite to them. If you would notice in nowadays the world is changing and black people are taking over on almost everything and everyone sees that, Africa is already back to blacks and are now taking western countries n one day u will c a black premier of england, believe me. Black men are very religeous and cultured people and very respectful to other races and more over they are very intelligent.
You didnt take over anything.South Africa was given to Blacks by international pressure.
I Really Know

Clinton Township, MI

#20 May 28, 2012
Hmmm? Let's see, blacks invented the stop light, open heart surgery, gas mask, washer and dryer machine, peanut butter, light bulb, home alarm system, cell phones, geometry, the first civilization (Egypt), the first government, the pyramids, wow... yeah blacks are no good though...
See, the white racists on this blog are doing exactly what white racist in the past want them to do, take credit for everything and erase other races history...
Check this out, whites invented the nuclear bomb, guns, HIV, slavery and homosexuality. Oh and whites were the ones who wiped out 2/3 of the world with the black plaque... See how that works..?
Whites try to take credit for shit they didn't invent all the time, today's technology is invented by the JAPANESE not whites... Typical insecure white people. Mad because you're a very lacking people who have to steal to get credit
Jena

West Palm Beach, FL

#21 Aug 17, 2012
This shows how ignorant and simple minded you are. African Americans invented more than you think. Half of the things they said Caucasians invented was false. Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. Also African Americans invented alot. The cotton gin, uses for peanuts, the light bulb and way more. You say they did not make any sort of language but how do the Africans tribes have they're own language. So I hope you sit on that and fill your mind with knowledge and just to let you know African Americans and Caucasians came from the same place and we are equal. While we have great African American doctors you are probably a red neck doing nothing with your life so good bye I am also white.
@I_MWHITE
Pikachumanson

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Oct 23, 2012
Egypt was not the first civilization. That would be Sumeria better known as Iraq and Iran today. Turkey has Gobekli Tepe which was dated to proceed the pyramids by thousands of years. Ancient Africa did have their own writing systems. Like the Mende script of Mali and Ge'ez script that was developed in the horn of africa. Africans also invented steel and had contructed a hundred mile wall that rivaled the great wall of china. The point is all races have their own achievements and contributions to the world.

Level 4

Since: Aug 12

Poughquag, NY

#23 Oct 23, 2012
Malik wrote:
Had a discussion earlier today with one of my classmates and we talked about black inventors. I heard somewhere that the lightbulb was invented a black man and former slave named Thomas Ellison. My friend said he didn't think so but I is sure I saw this one time on the history channel.
Thomas Edison didn't exactly invent the light bulb either.
non closed minded

Horsham, PA

#27 Nov 5, 2012
In all actuality African Americans (moore) did invent all the thing they claimed too. History points to African Americans being here first ( Adam and Eve). That makes us all desendents of africans. Regardless if you want to admitt it or not. Black men didnt create the light bulb per say but did have there streets paved with light way before the white man came along. The white man came along and took the credit for everything.Raping the Africans of there original culture making them feel good for nothing. Blacks created math astrology with out those two things. We would not have or be able to do alot of the things we are ablbe to do today. Having the nerve to say Africans accomplished nothing is very closed minded and im not even black myself. Africans were the ones who pretty much raised half of these white kids. Cooking for them in the masters house,cleaning the masters clothes. Doing the white mans dirty work. The white man seeked control of everything so of course there are things they stole from the black man. The men didnt even want them to be able to read. They didnt want them to learn. Why because they are afraid of what they might create next. African Americans are very athletic and talented with whatever they take intrest in. To prove how much credit they do not recieve. Take the image of jesus for example. Its obvious that he is an African, the bible states that he is from jerusulem in Africa but yet he is a white man in the catholic church. So if they can hide that,or at least tried to. Just imagine what else the closed minded white man tries to blind us with. Who ever wrote the passage i am replying to.Get over yourself. African Americans are not stupid, or thieves, or lazy and those who are so be it but there are white men,asians,mexicans and a lot of other raises guilty of the same thing. Speaking of theives. The white culture is one of the biggest theives. They have to control everything even if that means they have to take it. We all have been witness of that.

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