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African-American Contributions to Science

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Lewis H. Latimer: The Lightbulb

The often overlooked Lewis Howard Latimer (1848-1928) worked with two of the most recognized inventors in history. He worked aside Alexander Graham Bell to draft the necessary drawings required to receive a patent for the telephone. In 1884, Latimer was hired by Thomas Edison as a draftsman and an expert witness in patent litigation on electric lights. The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee also co-patented an improved toilet system for railroad. (AP Photo/Steve Miller)

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