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Garrett Morgan Black InventorGARRETT MORGAN Garrett A. Morgan was born March 4, 1877, in Paris, Kentucky. He improved upon the traffic light by adding a third signal, or position. Before his invention, there was only a stop and go position. The third position helped cars and horse drawn carriages pass through intersections more safely with fewer accidents.

Date: November 20, 1923
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Patent No. 1,475,024