Garrett A. Morgan-Inventor Traffic Signal & Gas Mask

Garrett A. Morgan-(1877-1963)
Garrett A. Morgan-(1877-1963)

Many of the world’s most famous inventors only produced one major invention that garnered recognition and cemented their prominent status. But Garret Augustus Morgan, one of the country’s most successful African-American inventors, created two – the gas mask and the traffic signal.     (more…)

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams-Open Heart Surgery

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.  His father, a deeply religious barber, instilled a strong sense of pride in he and his seven siblings.  Daniel was nine years old when his father died of tuberculosis.  After his fathers passing his mother moved the family to Baltimore.