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012 Great Black Heroes – Garrett Morgan

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Great Black Heroes Podcast

Gaius Chamberlain: Black History Publisher and Speaker

Washington, DC

Description: African-American Pioneers and Innovators Who Have Shaped Black History and the World.

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012 Great Black Heroes – Garrett Morgan

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This podcast focuses on the great inventor Garrett Morgan.

Garrett Morgan was a man of many interests and the ability to create innovative devices in different fields. He is credited with creating the first hair straightener and an improved traffic signal, but his greatest achievement was the invention of the gas mask.

Morgan became very successful because of his inventions and he continued looking for ways to improve society. He also founded a newspaper as well as an organization which later merged with the NAACP.

Sources:

  • Garrett Morgan Profile – Black Inventor Online Museum: http://www.blackinventor.com/pages/garrett-morgan.html
  • Garrett Morgan (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Morgan
  • Garrett Morgan: http://www.black-inventor.com/Garrett-Morgan.asp
  • Inventions that Shook the World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utw2tuLkr7s

 

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