Granville T. Woods was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1856. He was one of America’s prolific inventors and dedicated his life to developing a variety of inventions predominately related to the railroad industry.
The largely self-educated Woods is credited with also patenting telegraphy apparatus that was of substantial value to the railway system.
Known as the “Black Edison,” one of his most famous inventions was a device that let an engineer know when a train was close to another train, which cut down on train accidents considerably.
Check out this African-American inventor whose innovation and brilliance were a tremendous contribution to America.
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