In this episode of Someone Lived Here, Kendra Gaylord visits to the Lewis Latimer House in Queens, NY. Lewis Latimer was an inventor and electrical pioneer who shaped the history of objects we still use every day. He was African American, the son of escaped slaves, and also an artist and poet.
While walking through the Queen Anne style home Gaylord describes the ups and downs of Latimer’s career and explores his journal and poetry to better understand his relationship with his work, race, and family.
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Photo: Lewis Latimer House Museum.