Who was Lewis Latimer?

Even though the Anarchist Guide to Historic House Museums is fundamentally about changing the focus of the house museum from something you tour to someplace you interact with it’s still worth knowing a few key facts about the person it’s named after, which in this case is Lewis H. Latimer.

Did you know that it’s possible that without Latimer we might not have have the modern lightbulb?

Stay tuned for more about the man behind the house and the find out how a black man born to parents who had fled slavery ended up working with such luminaries as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.


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