As a scientific inventor and also a talented poet, Lewis Latimer wrote poems throughout his life. In his late years, his family published his poetry collection “Poems of Love and Life.” Among this collection is an unforgettable poem, “Unconquered and Unconquerable.”
One of our Tinkering Lab projects in 2015 is the collaborative “Unconquerable” Poetry Banner. For this project, kids from the neighborhood composed mosaic letters using decorative elements. Together, the letters form the poem “Unconquered and Unconquerable.”
After about two months of teamwork, the banners were coated and hung up outside the Latimer House to further intrigue and engage the surrounding community.
By Ran Yan