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On Black inventors PolitiFact needs to double check its facts

October 8, 2020

In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “PolitiFact Wisconsin” 9/9/2020, Eric Litke commented on a statement made by Joe Biden that an African American had invented the light bulb. Litke rated Biden’s statement as mostly false while acknowledging that Lewis Latimer, an African American scientist, had made significant contributions to the development of the light bulb, while… [Read More]