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American Heroes - Garrett Morgan

An action packed documentary of an American hero for everyone.  Born to slaves, Garrett Morgan, hero of the Cleveland Water Works Disaster of 1916.



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The story begins with Garrett Morgan's up bringing in Paris, Kentucky and his ability at a young age to invent solutions to problems. Both parents were slaves and raised Garrett in a religious, family type atmosphere.

Within three to five minutes into the story, the action starts when Garrett and his brother Frank witness two children die in a fire. Efforts to save the children leave a lasting impression that drives him to invent the smoke hood.

Garrett also shows an attraction to white women and they to him, that changes the direction of his life.

Garrett sells his smoke hood inventions assuming the identity of Indian Chief Walpole to avoid prejudice of his era .

A short description of the water tunnel and the factual events that lead to the Cleveland Water Works Disaster of 1916 dominate this action packed story. Garrett Morgan, rescuer of 20 people, 9 of whom died. A true American Hero for all people.

This script is full of action packed content, prejudice of that era and courage of an American hero, Garrett Morgan.

Submitted: February 7, 2021
Last Updated: December 24, 2021

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The Writer: Anthony Rodriguez

I was born and raised in Chicago. My mother gave birth to me when she was 9 days, 16 years of age. As a child, I witnessed prostitutes' robbing drunks on skid row, Maxwell street hawkers aggressively selling to passing crowds. I've been witness to acts of violence on Taylor street and Little Village areas, ie. bottle broken over heads, gun shot victims, stabbing victims, victims of mob beatings. I survived the sixties of protest and riots. 1960 to 1977, I had every job imaginable from delivering newspapers to door to door salesmen to junk collector to Taxi driver. As a kid, I would work the carnivals when they came to the neighborhood. Feb. 16, 1977 to October 31, 2015, became a member of... Go to bio

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