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Congresswoman Meng calls for commemorative stamp to honor Flushing inventor Lewis Latimer

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Sep. 26, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced legislation that is calling for the creation of a commemorative stamp to honor inventor and electrical pioneer Lewis Latimer, who lived in Flushing in the early 1900s. Latimer’s Flushing house now serves as a museum in the area which is dedicated to his legacy. Meng announced her legislation while attending the Latimer House Museum’s 175th birthday celebration of Latimer earlier this month. Latimer was a Black American who was the son of two escaped slaves who settled in Chelsea in Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Navy when he…
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