Granville Woods


Born
in Columbus, Ohio, The United States
April 23, 1856

Died
January 30, 1910

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Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse


Granville Tailer Woods (April 23, 1856 – January 30, 1910) was an African-American inventor who held more than 50 patents. He is also the first American of African ancestry to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War. Self-taught, he concentrated most of his work on trains and streetcars. One of his notable inventions was the Multiplex Telegraph, a device that sent messages between train stations and moving trains. His work assured a safer and better public transportation system for the cities of the United States.

According to some sources, Granville T. Woods was born to a mixed-race family in 1856; his mother was part Indian (today referred to as Native American), and his father was black. Granville attended school in Co
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