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Fact 16: Garrett Morgan

Garrett Morgan was born in Paris Kentucky, the 7th child out of 11 siblings. At the age of 14, he moved to Cincanatti, Ohio to find work and he did, working as a handyman. 359 more words


Signed Sirelle: FEBRUARY 2016 - "The Significance of Black This, Black That: for People Stuck on Stupid"

“There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.”

From the moment we begin our grade school circuit of history courses, we’re taught a “wide-ranging” curriculum of American history. 507 more words

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Origin of Relaxers-What They Didn't Tell You

Alright let’s throw back to the origin.

In 1910, a child of former black slaves, under the name “Garrett Augustus Morgan“, while working at a sewing machine repair shop and attempting to invent a new lubricating liquid for the machine needle, wiped the liquid off his hands on a wool cloth. 400 more words

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Garrett Morgan: Modern Gas Mask

In 1914, Morgan patented a breathing device, or “safety hood,” providing its wearers with a safer breathing experience in the presence of smoke, gases and other pollutants.

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