Honoring legends in their field.
This month, we’re celebrating the contributions of African Americans in Northeast Ohio with some help from our good friend and very special guest, Kym Sellers.
**Watch the video above for more**
Today we honor Garrett Morgan, a man who moved to Cleveland in the late 1800s and made a name for himself in 1916 when he invented the gas mask. It was part of a rescue effort to save hundreds of people who were trapped in a tunnel under Lake Erie.
His greatest invention came in 1923 when he created a patent for the T-shaped traffic signal.
Morgan eventually sold the rights to his invention for $40,000.