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Garrett Morgan: Black inventors

A school project for black history month about the man who made the stop light and a close modern day gas mask

Janani Jones

on 25 February 2011

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Transcript of Garrett Morgan: Black inventors

Garrett Morgan Facts: *Had his on sewing equipment and repair shop Garret Morgan made national news on July 25,1916 when he saved 32 men trapped during an underground explosion. *First man to preform open heart surgry Story Garret Augustus Morgan was born on March 4, 1877, born in Paris, Kentucky. He was the son of former slaves. At the age of 14 he decided to travel North to Ohio in order to recive a better education. In 1907, Morgan opened his own sewing machine and shoe repair shop. It was the first of several businesses he would own. In 1908, Morgan helped found the Cleveland Association of Colored Men. That same year, he married Mary Anne Hassek, and together they had three sons. In 1909, he expanded his business to include a tailoring shop. The company made coats, suits, dresses, and other clothing. Morgan experimented with a liquid that gave sewing machine needles a high polish and prevented the needle from scorching fabric as it sewed. Accidentally, Morgan discovered that this liquid not only straightened fabric but also hair. He made the liquid into a cream and began the G.A. Morgan Hair Refining Company. In 1914, Morgan devloped an invention he deemed the Morgan Safety Hood. Safety Hood Traffic Signal Fighting prejudice He was involed in the NAACP
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