Lewis Howard Latimer

By Sara Eason

The begginning of a great man.

Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsa, Massachusetts, on September4 ,1848,to parents who have fled slavery.Lewis H.Latimer enjoyed career in the early years of the electrical industry as a drafts man, engineer, and contributor of several noteworthy inventions to the development of electrical illumination.His father George A. Latimer, was a freed slave who deserted his wife and family when Lewis was approximately ten years old, forcing the youngster to forego his formal education in order to help his mother and four siblings survive.
A public school in Brooklyn NEW York was named for latimer and dedicated to his memory on May 10,1968.