The Latimer Legacy is an electrifying documentary that spans twelve decades, delving into the extraordinary lives of George and Lewis Latimer. This film isn’t just a history lesson; it’s a riveting narrative that unearths the deep roots of systemic racism in America and celebrates the resilience and brilliance of two unsung heroes, who are father and son.

The first hour unveils George and Rebecca Latimer’s daring escape from enslavement and their pivotal role in igniting the abolitionist movement. The second hour shines a light on Lewis Latimer, an innovative genius whose groundbreaking contributions to modern technology were tragically overshadowed by racial prejudice. This documentary brings their stories to the forefront, challenging viewers to confront our nation’s past and inspiring a brighter, more inclusive future.

For too long, the stories of George and Lewis Latimer have been unjustly buried under systemic racism and historical neglect. Our history books have failed to recognize and celebrate their monumental contributions, leaving a void in our understanding of American history. George Latimer’s courageous fight for freedom ignited a powerful abolitionist movement, yet his legacy is largely unknown. Lewis Latimer’s inventive genius revolutionized technology, but his name remains overshadowed by those who built upon his innovations. The Latimer Legacy seeks to correct these historical injustices by shedding light on the profound impact of the Latimers’ lives. Through stunning re-enactments, expert interviews, and rare archival footage, this documentary will expose the systemic barriers they overcame and celebrate their enduring legacies.

Our documentary aims to honor George, Rebecca and Lewis Latimer by giving their stories the recognition they have long deserved. By bringing The Latimer Legacy to life, we embark on a mission to educate, inspire, and transform. This is a call to action for everyone who believes in justice, equality, and the power of perseverance.



Born into the brutal confines of enslavement in 1819 Virginia, torn from his mother’s arms at a young age, and rose to become a beacon of hope and transformative change. George Latimer’s journey from the chains of bondage to the triumph of freedom is nothing short of extraordinary. Despite severe hardships, he educated himself in secret, learning to read and write. His daring escape with his pregnant wife, Rebecca, involved evading relentless slave catchers and risking everything for a chance at freedom. Their courageous flight to Boston and the subsequent legal battle ignited a chain reaction that reshaped the abolitionist movement and American history.

The George Latimer case galvanized activists and mobilized a powerful movement, transforming a personal struggle into a potent symbol of resistance and a rallying cry for abolitionists. This led to groundbreaking legislative victories. George’s story is a testament to the indomitable human spirit, demonstrating how one individual’s perseverance and bravery can spark monumental change in the relentless pursuit of justice and equality. His case spurred the creation of influential organizations and inspired activism that challenged systemic oppression, marking a pivotal turning point in the fight for equality.



Lewis Howard Latimer, Born in 1848, Lewis Latimer defied monumental odds to become a groundbreaking inventor whose brilliance helped shape the modern world. He worked alongside legendary figures like Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, making critical advancements in the development of the telephone and the perfection of electric lighting. Yet, despite his pivotal contributions, Lewis’s name has been buried under the weight of systemic racism, denied the recognition he rightfully deserves.

This documentary is a powerful exposé that brings to light the injustice of Latimer’s obscured legacy. It showcases his genius and the relentless barriers he overcame, and it will leave you outraged at how history has overlooked this extraordinary Black innovator. Lewis Latimer’s story is not just a historical account; it is a call to action to rectify the wrongs of the past and to honor the true heroes of innovation.

Discover the true impact of Lewis Latimer’s work and learn of the truth that history has unjustly denied. The Latimer Legacy documentary film is a celebration of a story ignored by the history books and a demand to right the wrongs of our past. The film will acknowledge the vital contributions of George, Rebecca, and Lewis Latimer, who have been overlooked for far too long.