Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 [sometimes given as 1879] – July 27, 1963) was an important inventor, businessmen of both African American and Native American heritages, as well as an influential political leader. Morgan's most notable invention was the gas mask originally named "smoke hood". Morgan also discovered and developed a chemical hair-processing and straightening solution. He created a successful company based on the discovery along with a complete line of hair-care products. #YESBHM #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #BGR8 #inventor #businessmen #political #gasmask #haircare #hair