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Title: GARRETT MORGAN


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GARRETT MORGAN
  • By Detrell Grant

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Garrett Morgan early years
  • Garrett Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky on
    March 4, 1877. His parents were former slaves. He
    spent most of his childhood attending school and
    working with his brother and sister on the family
    farm. Still a teenager he moved north to
    Cincinnati, Ohio in search of employment.

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Mid life
  • In 1885, Morgan moved to Cleveland where he
    worked as a sewing machine repairman for a
    clothing manufacturer. Later on Morgan opened his
    own sewing equipment and repair shop in 1905. In
    1909 he expanded the enterprise to include a
    tailoring shop which retained 32 employees. In
    1920 Morgan started the Cleveland call newspaper,
    as years progressed he became a prosperous and
    widely respected businessman. His prosperity
    enabled him to purchase a home and an
    automobile. Morgans experiences driving through
    the streets of Cleveland are what led him to the
    invention of the nations first three position
    traffic signal.

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Garrett Morgans inventions
  • On November 20, 1923 the patent was granted for
    the three position traffic signal. He design a
    signal that would help people drive without
    worries of an accident.
  • He also created the hair dying ointment and
    curved tooth pressing comb, and redesigned the
    gas mask to be much smaller.

5
Reflection
  • Garrett Morgan inventions is important to me
    because it makes the way people easy. The traffic
    signal is one of the best inventions of all time
    and because of this African American and his
    three position traffic signal its much easier to
    drive safe.

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Big time invention
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Garrett Morgan Photos
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