Top 7 African-American Inventors

Mark Babatunde Mar 16, 2017 at 10:09am

March 16, 2017 at 10:09 am | Uncategorized

Mark Babatunde

Mark Babatunde

March 16, 2017 at 10:09 am | Uncategorized

Garrett Morgan 

Garrett Morgan

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Garrett Morgan, who was born in 1877, is credited for inventing the traffic light and the gas mask. In 1923, he received a patent from the U.S. government for his design of a traffic signal system.

Morgan also developed a gas mask to help underground mine workers breathe safely. Morgan’s gas mask proved very useful to soldiers and helped many survive chemical warfare during the world wars.

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