‘Black Edison’: the 20th century’s prolific, oft-forgotten inventor | Curio

‘Black Edison’: the 20th century’s prolific, oft-forgotten inventor

9 mins | Nov 22, 2020

He pioneered ideas for the gas mask and sewing-machine advancements. The child of freed slaves, Garrett Morgan invented early iterations of the gas mask and traffic light. Today, his contributions have been largely overlooked. Zachary Crockett explores in The Hustle some of Morgan's remarkable work.

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