<li><strong>Garrett Morgan</strong> invented the gas mask and the first traffic signal<strong></strong></li>
<li><strong>Lonnie G. Johnson</strong> invented the world-famous water gun, the Supersoaker, as well as Nerf ball toy guns<strong></strong></li>
<li><strong>Otis Boykin </strong>invented 28 different electronic devices including control devices for guided missiles, IBM computers, and the pacemaker<strong></strong></li>
<li><strong>Granville T. Woods</strong> invented a train-to-station communication system. He left school at age 10 to work and support his family<strong></strong></li>
<li><strong>Jan Ernt Matzeliger</strong> invented a shoemaking machine that increased shoemaking speed by 900%! In 1992, the U.S. made a postage stamp in his honor<strong></strong></li>
<li><strong>Lewis Latimer</strong> invented an important part of the light bulb-the carbon filament. He worked in the laboratories of both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell<strong></strong></li>
<li><strong>Dr. Patricia E. Bath</strong> invented a method of eye surgery that has helped many blind people see. She has been nominated to the National Inventors Hall of Fame<strong></strong></li>