In this week of Historical Perspective, we feature Louis Lattimer, inventor of the carbon filament.

SEPTEMBER

13 – Louis Lattimer born, was granted a patent for carbon filament, 1881

14 – John Adams Hyman born into slavery, 1840. Sold more than six times for trying to read.  Received an elementary education and served in North Carolina State Senate as a Republican from 1868-1874

15 — Julian Adderleys, saxophonist, born 1928

16 – African-Americans were allowed to enter all branches of the US Military, 1940

17 – Hampton Institute founded, 1861

18 – Booker T. Washington gave the Atlanta Compromise Speech, 1895

19 -Tim Scott, first African-American to be nominated to the House and Senate, born,1965