Keith Holmes & Sandra Morgan on The TakeAway Radio Show
Keith Holmes, author of “Black Inventors, Crafting of 200 years of Success,” has spent years cataloging the accomplishments of these men and women, including Garrett A. Morgan, inventor of the 3-way traffic signal and a special mask that helps firefighters breath oxygen in burning buildings.
Morgan started at the bottom of the economic ladder—his parents were slaves. But according to his granddaughter, Sandra Morgan, that didn’t stop him from persistently trying to solve big problems in his community and beyond.
Here, Holmes and Morgan discuss the problem-solving prowess of America’s greatest Black innovators.