Garrett Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky. He was the seventh of eleven children.
Lived in Cleveland for the rest of his life
Morgan moves to Cincinnati and worked in a sewing factory
Morgan opened a shop that repaired and sold sewing machines
Garrett owned and operated a tailoring shop that employed 32 people and manufactured dresses,suits,and coats
The company provided Morgan and his wife with financial stability and gave Morgan the time and resources to work on his inventions
Morgan's hood is used to help protect soldiers from toxic gas during WW1 and reduces the risk of smoke inhalation during fires.
Garrett Morgan and his brother used the safety hood he invented to rescue two people after a tunnel collapsed under Lake Erie
Morgan designed a patented a 3 color traffic device similar to the one we use today he sold the rights to General Electric
Morgan died July 27, 1963.He was 86 years old, and he had change the world, saving countless lives with his inventions
42 years after Garrett Morgan's death, he was inducted into the National Invention Hall of Fame