Q: Who invented the light bulb?
A: Thomas Edison.
Q: Sort of. He invented the light bulb, but his had a paper filament that burned out quickly. So, who invented the light bulb with an enduring (carbon) filament?
A: No idea.
Do you know? It was Lewis Howard Latimer. I had no idea until I watched this powerful video featuring Michael Holding (West Indian former cricket superstar).
I highly recommend you watch the whole video.
The point he makes about people not knowing Latimer seems spot on. A truly white perspective on history. I, for one, have been educated twice over: once about Latimer (clearly a wonderfully smart guy) and twice about just how deeply racism can seep into society.
Michael Holding, I salute you.
(A big tip of the hat to Michael Horesh for pointing this video out to me.)