Inventions & innovations
Now that african-americans could get an education, they would take it and use it to create new inventions. Most of these inventions, such as the corn sheller, were intended for farm use. Other significant farm inventions were the screw press, the cotton baller and the bread crumbler. This allowed the south to cope with the fact that they could no longer get large amounts of free labor. Even though they had to pay for labor (though some got around this with sharecropping), knew innovations were being created to make the work easier and thus, less labor was needed. Also, forgetting about the agricultural innovations, african-americans have been inventing all sorts of products throughout the years that have helped make the US be known as the most innovative country in the world.