The Institute of Black Invention and Technology



The Institute of Black Invention and Technology is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that brings a traveling museum to you.

Our mission is to research, collect, and preserve inventions and innovations from early African cultures through African American enslavement to the present.

Our vision is to inspire young people to broaden their career interests by focusing their potential to achieve in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We seek our audiences through:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Public school systems
  • Public libraries
  • Community centers
  • Social service and other community organizations

We Offer

The Black Inventors Showcase comprises more than 100 inventors authenticated by patent drawings, photographs, inventions, replicas, representative models, and biographies. For more than fifteen years, the exhibit has proved to be a wonderful learning experience for children and adults alike.

The Traveling Trunk of African American Inventors presents 15 to 20 inventors to students in grades three through 12. A docent talks about the inventive process and explains how these inventions have revolutionized industries, made our work easier, provided us with fun things to do, and had an impact on our culture in a variety of other ways.

Lecture. "Building America: The Contributions of African American Inventors." Learn about African American inventors, innovators and black women in science and technology whose contributions have been significant to our nation’s development.

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