Lewis Howard Latimer (1848–1928) was a patent draftsman and inventor who worked with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison in the post-Civil War era. His name will be forever associated with two of the most revolutionary inventions of all time: the telephone and the incandescent electric light bulb.

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The stories of the Modern Day Black Innovators with the passion and dedication to innovation that Lewis Latimer stood for are below. We encourage you to read about their journeys towards making significant contributions to our culture.

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Rochelle Graham-Campbell

Rochelle Graham-Campbell

Rochelle Alikay Graham-Campbell is CEO and Founder of Alikay Naturals, a beauty & lifestyle brand. The company's mission is to be a leader ...
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Keenan Beasley

Keenan Beasley

Keenan Beasley is the founder of Venture Noire. This non-profit mentors and develops underprivileged diverse entrepreneurs and provides them with access to capital ...
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Davyeon Ross

Davyeon Ross

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Chelsea Newton

Chelsea Newton

Chelsea Newton is Assistant Lab Manager at Purafil, Inc.. Purafil engineers and manufactures gas-phase air filtration media, modules, equipment and air monitoring instrumentation ...
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Marcus Curry

Marcus Curry

Marcus Curry is a college student and developer of WraPicK, a sustainability education catalyst whose goal is to reduce environmental footprint, enhance organic ...
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Ron Billups

Ron Billups

Ron Billups is Senior Process Engineer at Porex. Porex implements groundbreaking technologies and a depth of expertise to engineer the porous plastic solutions ...
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Chris Motley

Chris Motley

Chris Motley is Founder & CEO of Mentor Spaces. The organization helps high-performing, Black students and young professionals navigate the road to success ...
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Sean Wynn

Sean Wynn

Sean Wynn is Co-founder of Cure Crate, a unique wellness experience through best-in-class CBD products delivered monthly. Cure Crate donates a portion of ...
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Irewole Akande

Irewole Akande

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Patrick Pennie

Patrick Pennie

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