Written By: Jamie Baker
February 1, 2016
In honor of Black History Month and in connection with our 4th annual FOSDP Presents The Dream Builders Awards Luncheon which will take place Saturday, October 15, 2016.
We wanted to share some extraordinary Dream Builders throughout history who have paved the way for so many Americans today.
Lewis Howard Latimer was born September 4, 1848, in Chelsea Massachusetts. Lewis is an inventor, engineer, patent consultant and author. He was also a self-taught expert at Mechanical drawing. Lewis worked with Alexander Graham Bell helping him draft the patent for his drawing of the telephone. Latimer was well versed in patents and electrical engineering.
In addition to his passion for inventing Lewis “enjoyed other creative pastimes including playing the flute and writing poetry and plays.” Biography.com Editors, Biography.com Website (Watch Biography.com YouTube)
All in all, Lewis Howard Latimer is a Dream Builder because he not only worked hard to pursue his vision as well as watch it become a reality. He also reached back to teach others in his spare time. Lewis never forgot his roots and the importance of helping those who may not have the same opportunities.
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