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KCKCC to Host Black Inventors Showcase

Kelly Rogge
Friday, April 11, 2014
College Advancement

Next week, Kansas City Kansas Community College will play host to an exhibit showcasing the contributions of African Americans.

The Institute of Black Invention and Technology’s Black Inventors Showcase will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 and 15 in Room 2325 in Lower Jewell on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. It is being sponsored by the Intercultural Center at KCKCC. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“The exhibit provides viewers the opportunity to learn about the rich history and contributions of more than 100 African American inventors,” said Barbara Clark-Evans, director of the ICC. “I hope it inspires attendees to support entrepreneurism and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. “

The Institute of Black Invention and Technology researches, collects and preserves the inventions from early African cultures to the present. The showcase, which is described as a traveling museum, is comprised of more than 100 inventors, authenticated by patent drawings, photographs, inventions, replicas, representative models and biographies. Clark-Evans said for the last 10 years, the exhibit has proven to be a “wonderful learning experience” for both children and adults.
For more information about the Black Inventors Showcase, visit www.tibit.biz/index.html. Information is also available by contacting Barbara Clark-Evans at 913- 288-7504 or by email at bclark@kckcc.edu.