Our mission is to develop racial pride, promote racial understanding, and provide a new motivation for learning.
To collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret cultural materials which illustrate the achievements and history of African Americans, Africans, Native Americans and Latinos in America and the world.
Museum of Black Inventions and Innovations (MBII) is a New York City based museum was founded over 17 years ago in Massachusetts. After 2 years of presenting in New England, our base moved to New York and the tour went national. The museum has created 4 touring exhibits to remedy public ignorance about Black, Latino and Native American inventors, achievers, pioneers and scientists. These exhibits appear at various venues throughout North America. Some of the locales include; cultural expos, professional conventions and educational conferences. Learning institutions (schools) and community organizations are among the most significant places showcased. These exhibits also conduct national college tours annually. Our flagship presentation, most noted and acclaimed is, “The Black Inventions Exhibit” (BIE). During the last 7 years BIE has been touring internationally. This multimedia presentation has over 150 authentic inventions by Blacks from the past and the present. It includes patent designs, personal letters, rare photos, motivational posters, and video documentaries of brilliant Black inventors & scientists.
MBII/BIE motto is, “Whatever the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve." The goal is to continue to find ways to inspire and motivate young people to believe and achieve their dreams. We recognize and understand that racism has culturally deprived our youth. We also know that once our youth know better ultimately, they would do better. By us highlighting achievements in history, which are not normally taught in school, is the key to their success. Utilizing examples of ordinary people, making extraordinary contributions to the world, gives young people the inspiration that is needed. Young people need role models that they can identify with, so they can see themselves in the big picture and can contribute to it. Thus, it is our belief that Black Inventors and scientists are an excellent example.
The Black Inventions Exhibit is becoming a major vehicle in preserving and honoring this segment of history that has been overlooked.
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