History has credited Thomas Edison with the invention of the light bulb, but fewer people know about Lewis Latimer‘s innovations toward its development. Until Latimer’s process for making carbon filament, Edison’s light bulbs would only burn for a few minutes. Latimer’s filament burned for several hours.
28 Days of Black History Lewis Latimer. Inventor, Engineer, contributor to the patent of the light bulb, the telephone and much more. Read about him here http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-howard-latimer-9374422