With upon us, it wouldn't be right if we just let it come and pass without doing something to acknowledge all the contributions African Americans made to this country.
So what could be better than just learning a little black history? Doing a Black History Month contest, of course.
San Bruno Patch is launching a contest to find out who knows the most black history in town. More specifically, we're looking to see who knows the most about black inventions.
You might be surprised to find out that many of our modern conveniences and everyday necessities were first created by black inventors. For example, who invented the stoplight? A black inventor. Who discovered more than 300 purposes for the peanut? An African American.
Here's how the contest works. Today through Feb. 15, you can participate in the contest by uploading photos of black inventions we use in everyday life to this article and naming the inventor (we'll give you the stoplight and peanut if you can name the black inventors).
The person who has uploaded the most black inventions by Feb. 15 will win two tickets to see "Red Tails," the George Lucas-produced film about the Tuskegee Airmen—the first black fighter pilots—at Century at Tanforan.
There is no age limit for this contest. However, you must be a San Bruno Patch user to participate. The winner will be announced on Feb. 17.
So whip out those cameras, hit the books and see how many black inventions you can find.
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