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Monday, October 30, 2006

This week at Black Unitarian inventor.

Kimberly French profiles the inventor Lewis Latimer (1848-1928). The son of an escaped slave, Latimer helped Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone and later worked with Thomas Alva Edison, for whom he invented key elements of the light bulb. Latimer also helped found the Unitarian church in Queens, New York.

In the news, Jane Greer reports that the East Shore Church in Kirtland, Ohio, draws attention to the problem of domestic violence with a dramatic outdoor exhibit each October: They install life-size figures along the road in front of the church memorializing women killed by their partners. Don Skinner reports that the UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund has approved grants to support the staff of the three Unitarian Universalist congregations in New Orleans for another year. And Sonja Cohen keeps watch for Unitarian Universalists in the media.

And if you need some good Halloween reading, try Patricia Montley's "Festival of the Dead" from the archives.

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 30 October 2006 at 7:12 AM

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October 30, 2006 10:34 AM | Permalink for this comment

Actually, the inventor of the telephone was Antonio Meucci. Bell only stole the patent.

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