Marilyn Moore

STATE SENATOR

Marilyn Moore

DEPUTY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

HONESTY & INTEGRITY

February 17, 2017

Sen. Marilyn Moore’s Statement on the Lewis Latimer Statue Location

BRIDGEPORT—After efforts to move the statue of Bridgeport’s 19th century African-American inventor Lewis Latimer to the University of Bridgeport were met with opposition from local Black leaders, including State Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport), the City of Bridgeport’s administration has decided to keep the statue in its current location outside the Margaret E. Morton Government Center downtown.

Senator Moore, who publicly objected the move earlier this week, released the following statement in response to the decision:

“The decision to not move the Lewis Latimer statue makes good sense. And it also should be an indication to the entire community that if we speak up in a united voice, we cannot be silenced. I’m appreciative of the members of the City Council and community who spoke up regarding the statue,” Senator Moore said.

Photo of Lewis Latimer Statue