Did you know that the three-signal traffic light was created by a black inventor?
From contributions to the worlds of science, style, music and more, it’s safe to say that our day-to-day lives would be very different without African American trailblazers. As we round out Black History Month, take a look back at just a few of the notable achievements of black Americans.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly credited George Crum with inventing the potato chip; he was not the first, however, to prepare the snack. Please note the video above is also incorrect.