Lewis Latimer - 1090 Words
Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1848,
six years after his parents, George and Rebecca Latimer, had run away from slavery in Virginia. They were determined to be free and that their children be born on free soil. Because of his light complexion, George was able to pose as a plantation owner with the darker-skinned Rebecca as his slave. Shortly after arriving in Boston, Massachusetts, he was recognized as a fugitive and jailed...
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