(1875-1963)
GARRET A. MORGAN
Was a progressive business man and scientific inventor in Cleveland, Ohio during the early 1990s. One of his best known patented inventions was a smoke protector/safety hood which is known to have saved the lives of trapped workers in a waterworks tunnel. Another Morgan ineventi0on was an automatic traffic signal that was patented in 1923 and later sold to General Electric. Today, African American successors of Morgan carry on his legacy, taking leadership role in all fields of science and research , including medicine ¸botany biology, ecology physics and astronomy.