Garrett Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky, on March 4, 1877 Garrett Morgan was the seventh of 11 children. His mother, Elizabeth Reed, was of Indian and African descent, and the daughter of a Baptist minister. His father, Sydney, a former slave freed in 1863, was the son of John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate colonel.
Moved to Cleveland
Garrett Morgan grew up with two former slave. He only had a elementary education.
Garrett Morgan created the three way traffic light
When Garrett Morgan was fourteen years old he moved to Ohio to find a job.He had first worked as a handyman in Cincinnati.
Garrett Morgan moved from a handyman in Cincinnati to Cleveland to work as a sewing-machine repairman.
On November 20, 1923, Garrett Morgan created the three way traffic light.