Garrett Morgan, the black inventor who invented traffic lights, gas mask & more

Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. was an African-American inventor, businessman, and a community leader. He was born in 1877 on March 4 and died in 1963 on July 27. Garrett Morgan was a groundbreaker for African American inventors with his patents, he invented many including hair straightening product, a breathing device, a revamped sewing machine and an excellent traffic signal.