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Black History Hero: Garret Morgan

Garrett Morgan was an inventor and businessman from Cleveland who invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector in 1914. On July 25, 1916, Garrett Morgan made national news for using his gas mask to rescue 32 men trapped during an explosion in an underground tunnel 250 feet beneath Lake Erie. 130 more words

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Nov 20, 1923:

Garrett Morgan patents three-position traffic signal

On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for his three-position traffic signal. 1,225 more words


Happy Birthday to Garret Morgan (Inventor)

Garrett Morgan (March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963)

Inventor of the traffic signal & gas mask (which he called the safety hood & smoke protector).


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Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (1877)

Born into poverty and having had little formal education, Morgan nevertheless became a successful inventor and entrepreneur. In 1914, he patented his “breathing device,” a hood that allows one to breathe safely in the presence of smoke, gas, and other pollutants. 93 more words

Today in Black History: October 13, 1914 "Garrett Morgan Gets Patent for Gas Mask"

On today in 1914, Garrett Morgan received a U.S patent for a gas mask. People were trapped in a tunnel under Lake Erie and he used the mask to save them.  9 more words

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AG: Bogus L.I.-Based Breast Cancer Charity Ordered To Pay Restitution

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A New York judge has ordered a telemarketing company shut down earlier this year for running a phony breast cancer charity to pay a total of $4.6 million. 236 more words


Some of our Black History Month Activities

Not all the people in this picture were discussed but it’s here because I love it.

During Black History month the children learn some things about Martin Luther King Jr, Garrett Morgan and of course our beloved Bob Marley. 168 more words