Electricity: it wasn't Thomas Edison who invented it but this African American.

YoungDapper

Do you know Electricity was invented by a black man?

This might stir your existing knowledge but It was Lewis Latimer, an African American inventor who worked with Alexander Bell and later with Edison, who made light bulbs practical to use.

Latimer created a light bulb with a durable carbon filament and sold the patent to the U.S. Electric Co. in 1881.

Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric light bulb, but it burned out quickly. It was Lewis Latimer, an African American inventor who worked with Alexander Bell and later with Edison, who made light bulbs practical to use. Latimer created a light bulb with a durable carbon filament and sold the patent to the U.S. Electric Co. in 1881.

According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Although today's light bulbs use filaments of tungsten, which lasts even longer than carbon, Latimer will always be remembered for making the widespread use of electric light possible, in public and at home." Latimer is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

N:B Edison invented it but Lewis Latimer made it practical.

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