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Garrett Morgan

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Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. was an American inventor and community leader.

An inventor is a person who creates or discovers a new method, form, device or other useful means that becomes known as an invention.

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He was the subject of a newspaper feature in Cleveland ohio, Ohio, for a heroic rescue in 1916 of workers trapped within a water intake tunnel, 50 ft beneath Lake Erie.

Lake Erie is the fourth-largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the thirteenth-largest globally if measured in terms of surface area.

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state.

Ohio is an Eastern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

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He performed his rescue using a hood fashioned to protect his eyes from smoke and featuring a series of air tubes that hung near the ground to draw clean air beneath the rising smoke.

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This enabled Morgan to lengthen his ability to endure the inhospitable conditions of a smoke-filled room.

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Other inventions of Morgan's include the development of a chemical for hair-straightening.

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Morgan is also credited as the first African American in Cleveland to own an automobile.

African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

A car is a wheeled, self-powered motor vehicle used for transportation and a product of the automotive industry.

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