Black Inventors Gallery: More than 50 artifacts on display in honor of Black History Month

MILWAUKEE -- Dozens of inventions created by African-Americans were on display Wednesday night, February 24th in honor of Black History Month.

The event was a preview of the "Black Inventors Gallery" soon-to-open full gallery.

The exhibit at City Hall featured more than 50 inventions created by African-Americans -- a "Black Inventors Gallery On-the-Go."

The event was free and open to the public.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the goal of the exhibit was to highlight the significant impact that African-American inventors have had in the field of science, technology and engineering.

"There's such a wide diversity of kinds of inventions that impact everyday life that it becomes an 'ah-ha' moment when people get an opportunity to go through the gallery," Synovia Youngblood-Moss said.

The full gallery will open this summer near 40th and Auer.