Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy Birthday Lewis Howard Latimer (R.I.P.)


Lewis Howard Latimer sunrise 9/4/1848, Chelsea, MA, sunset, 12/11/1928, Flushing Queens, NY.

Inventor, draftsman, and patent consultant.

His parents were both slaves.

Married with two children.

In 1876 he drafted a drawing for Alexander Graham Bell to receive a patent for the telephone.

In 1881 he got a patent for “Process of Manufacturing Carbons” used in lightbulbs.

He was a founding member of the Flushing, NY Unitarian Church.

Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.


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