Garrett Morgan

Inventor

1878 – 1963

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Who was Garrett Morgan?

Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. was an African-American inventor and community leader. His most notable inventions included a type of protective respiratory hood, a traffic signal, and a hair-straightening chemical. He is renowned for a heroic rescue in 1916 in which he and three others used the safety hood device he'd developed to save workers trapped within a water intake tunnel, fifty feet beneath Lake Erie. He is also credited as the first African American in Cleveland, Ohio, to own an automobile.

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Born
Mar 4, 1878
Paris
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Cleveland
  • Kentucky
Died
Aug 27, 1963
Cleveland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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