Follow the story of Granvile T. Woods, an African-American Communications and Transportaion Pioneer, in this inspirational book about his life, inventions, patents and legacy on public transportation. Overcoming poverty, prejudice and ridule to become one of the greatest inventors; oft compared to Thomas Edison, alexander Graham Bell and Nikola Tesla.

Known as the "Black Edison," Granville T. Woods was a self-educated inventor who made subway travel possible when he pateneted the third-rail system for conducting electric power to railway cars in 1901. By the time of his death in January 1910, Woods had created more than 15 different inventions used on electric railways and held nearly 60 patents.

Hardcover : 140 pages

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Description / Granville T. Woods: African American Communication and Transportation Pioneer Book

Follow the story of Granvile T. Woods, an African-American Communications and Transportaion Pioneer, in this inspirational book about his life, inventions, patents and legacy on public transportation. Overcoming poverty, prejudice and ridule to become one of the greatest inventors; oft compared to Thomas Edison, alexander Graham Bell and Nikola Tesla.

Known as the "Black Edison," Granville T. Woods was a self-educated inventor who made subway travel possible when he pateneted the third-rail system for conducting electric power to railway cars in 1901. By the time of his death in January 1910, Woods had created more than 15 different inventions used on electric railways and held nearly 60 patents.

Hardcover : 140 pages

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