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Invention Celebration at Bowman Library

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Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
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Explore and learn about different inventions created by African Americans that have made our lives safer, easier, and more enjoyable!

Garrett Morgan--invented the traffic light, a smoke hood and protective gas mask for fire fighters.

Lonnie Johnson--USAF & NASA, invented the Super-Soaker

Dr. George Grant--dentist, invented the golf tee

Dorothy Vaughn--mathematician, first African American manager at NASA

Mary Jackson--engineer at NASA researching spacecraft

Katherine Johnson--mathematician working on the Space Shuttle