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Other Profession(s): Entrepreneur
Famous For: Founder of G. A. Morgan Hair Refining Company
Higher Education: Graduated
Garrett Morgan, a well-known American inventor, was born in Harrison County, Kentucky. The traffic signal and the smoke hood are two of the many well-known inventions he produced during his lifetime. Additionally, he developed a range of hair care items. Morgan studied at Branch Elementary. Morgan left school after the sixth grade and relocated to Cincinnati in quest of work. Morgan started as a handyman and eventually repaired sewing machines in a factory where he made his first invention, a belt fastening. Morgan was a founding member of the Cleveland Association of Colored Men, an organization that worked to better the socioeconomic standing of the African American community. Morgan had three children from two different marriages.
Morgan established a sewing machine store in 1907.
His enthusiasm for creating and fixing inventions decreased after 1910. In 1912, he was granted his first patent.
He later got glaucoma, and by 1943, he was completely blind.
Morgan unintentionally discovered that the liquid could also flatten hair in 1905.
Morgan established the Cleveland Association of Colored Men in 1908.
The inventor expanded the business in 1909 by opening Morgan's Cut Rate Ladies Clothing Store.
He then created the smoke hood in 1912.
He created the "Cleveland Call," a weekly newspaper, in 1920.
Achievements and Awards:
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity counts Morgan as an honorary member.
The 2002 publication 100 Greatest African Americans included Morgan.
Numerous elementary schools were given his name after his passing in 1963. There is a street named Garrett A. Morgan Boulevard that bears his name.
Morgan received widespread acclaim at the 1963 Illinois Emancipation Centennial Celebration. He continues to be regarded as one of the most well-known African Americans ever invented.