Black History Month Hidden Figures You Should Know: Garrett Morgan


Continuing to shine a light on hidden figures who have made an impact in the world and or within their perspective fields- Who is Garrett Morgan? From gas masks to what many would suggest as being the first traffic light to even creating a device that would essentially help sewing designers for years to come. Garrett Morgan was said to be a man of man inventions. "In 1907 Garrett opened Sewing Machine Repair Shop. In 1907, Morgan opened his own business repairing sewing machines. He also applied for a patent for an improved sewing machine design. Years later Morgan would be nationally know for what he called the "Smoke Hood" which would eventually help save a number of lives, even today.

How testing his own invention would soon change the lives of firefighters.