Today marks the first day of 28 Days of Black Excellence created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Phillip highlights the work of Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963), best known for creating the Safety Hood and the Stoplight. His musical inspiration comes from the Supremes the 1965 hit song, “Stop! In The Name Of Love.”
Garret Augustus Morgan, Sr. (1877-1963)
Notable Inventions: Hair-straightening product, a breathing device called the “Safety Hood,” a revamped sewing machine and an improved traffic signal that included a warning light.
This self-made man It’s safe to say that Garret Morgan’s most prominent original designs have saved thousands of lives since their invention. Take his traffic signal, which he patented in 1922. It was the first to offer a third “caution” signal, which we now know as the yellow light. And in 1912, Morgan received a patent for his “Breathing Device,” which was one of the earliest versions of a gas mask.
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This episode of 28 Days of Black Excellence was sponsored by Philip and Carolyn Brunelle.
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