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Monday, September 12, 2022

On this day in 1881, self-taught Black inventor, Lewis Latimer worked with Hiram Maxim at the US Electric Lighting Company. He patented the filament that was used for the incandescent lightbulb, which is safer and more durable than the paper filament invented by Thomas Edison. Latimer also worked with Alexander Graham Bell on the design of the telephone.

  • Black Pioneers of Science and Invention (Free PDF copy), Louis Haber (Author). A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress.