By Rachael van der Kooye
At the beginning of this week was the first of the three cultural tours offered to the SUSI scholars on media and journalism by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, a faculty of Ohio University.
|Visiting Call & Post|
Morgan was the son of former slaves, born in Paris, Kentucky on March 4, 1877. While still a teenager, he left Kentucky and moved north to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of opportunity. In 1895 Morgan moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he went to work as a sewing machine repair man for a clothing manufacturer. In 1907 he opened his own sewing equipment and repair shop. It was the first of several businesses he would establish. In 1914 he invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector, now called the gas mask.
Harper explained in a conversation with the SUSI scholars. According to her Morgan established the Cleveland Call in 1920 to publish his invention. Morgan is also the inventor of the traffic signal and the zig-zag stitching attachment for manually operated sewing machine.
One of the most influential voices
|Conny Harper edits reports at her desk|