009 Great Black Heroes – Lewis Latimer

This podcast focuses on inventor and draftsman Lewis Latimer.

Lewis Latimer is considered one of the 10 most important Black inventors of all time, not only for the sheer number of inventions created and patents secured but also for the magnitude of importance for his most famous discovery, an improvement to the electric light bulb.

It is incredible to consider that Latimer was self taught and became one of the most accomplished people in the field of electrical lighting and was trusted enough to end up leading much of the patent litigation on behalf of Thomas Edison.

Take a look at our Lewis Latimer profile. Also, check out his profile at the Black Inventor Online Museum.



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