Black Inventors Gallery hosts Gallery-on-the-Go! at City Hall to honor achievements of great Black inventors

March 3, 2016


On Thursday, February 24, 2016 the Black Inventors Gallery took part in a nationwide effort to honor Black History Month by hosting a Gallery-on-th-Go! at Milwaukee’s City Hall Rotunda. The gallery, an informative exhibit of inventions that have changed everyday lives, promotes the significant impact that African American inventors have had in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For example, the traffic light (pictured) so common on city streets today was first invented by Garret Augustus Morgan, an African American inventor. The gallery at City Hall is just a sample of a much larger permanent exhibit set to open to the public this summer at 3201 North 40th Street. Pictured at the event are (from left) Betty Brinn Children’s Museum board president David Marcus; Black Inventors Gallery founder Peggy J. Hardy; STEM Forward executive director Rich Merkel; Black Inventors Gallery executive director Synovia Youngblood Moss; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; and Black Inventors Gallery board member Gail A. Hardy.