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If you are looking for great movies to watch during Black History Month or supplement at-home learning, you’ll want to check out these Lewis Howard Latimer movies.

About Lewis Howard Latimer

Lewis Howard Latimer was an inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone. Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1848. Latimer was the youngest of four children born to George and Rebecca Latimer, who had escaped from slavery in Virginia six years before his birth. Captured in Boston and brought to trial as a fugitive, George Latimer was defended by abolitionists Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. He was eventually able to purchase his freedom, with the help of a local minister, and began raising a family with Rebecca in nearby Chelsea. (Source)

Movies About Lewis Howard Latimer

Let There Be Light (Short 2021) 

A portrait of African-American inventor, engineer, poet, artist, and American Civil War veteran, Lewis H. Latimer told through the experiences of his wife, Mary. | Stream on IMDb

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Inventor Lewis Hubert Latimer worked with Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell and is credited with creating the carbon filament for the practical light bulb.

He also invented a wall socket and switch for electric lights, and devised a speed regulator for trolley cars. What would you invent if you could build anything? Draw it on this Lewis Howard Latimer Printable so you could express your invention thoughts.

How old was Lewis Howard Latimer when he died?

Latimer lived with his family on Holly Avenue in what is now known as East Flushing, Queens, New York, for 25 years, from 1903 until his death in 1928. Latimer died at the age of 80 on December 11, 1928.

What is Lewis Latimer most famous for?

Maxim, as well as Thomas Alva Edison. He was instrumental in the invention of the telephone and devised the carbon filament, which significantly improved the manufacture of incandescent light bulbs.

His innovations included an evaporative air conditioner, a better method for producing carbon filaments for light bulbs, and a better bathroom system for railroad coaches.

Is Lewis Latimer alive?

Lewis Latimer died at Flushing, New York, United States at the age of 80 on December 11, 1928.

What did Lewis Latimer do in his early life?

Lewis Latimer joined the Navy at the age of fifteen. He returned to Boston after the Civil War and taught himself mechanical drawing while working at a patent law office.

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Invention: At the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Latimer worked with the well-known inventor Hiram Maxim. Electric Lighting Corporation.

Books about Lewis Howard Latimer:

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