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Garrett Morgan

American Black History Month: Garrett Morgan (1877-1963)

on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:51

In support of Black History Month, we're highlighting Garrett Morgan, American inventor, entrepreneur and community leader. Garrett Morgan is best known for creating life saving inventions, including a smoke mask for firefighters, and the first three signal traffic light. For more information, search Engineering Village databases Compendex, Inspec, NTIS, 1884-2016: ((Garrett Morgan) WN ALL)

Garrett Morgan was born in Kentucky and later moved to Cincinnati where he dropped out of school to work full-time in order to support his family.