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Hattiesburg police received a call at four Thursday afternoon from the Jr. Food Mart on the corner of West 4th Street and Main Street when a man was harassing customers at gas pumps. When the officersMore >>
Hattiesburg police received a call at four Thursday afternoon from the Jr. Food Mart on the corner of West 4th Street and Main Street when a man was harassing customers at gas pumps.More >>
Black Americans You Never Heard Of (But Should Know)Black History Month: BiographiesMore>>
African-Americans have contributed to American society in every walk of life, and one purpose of Black History Month is to call attention to some of those who may have escaped notice. Here are 10 brief biographies from the Profile America series produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.More >>
Thousands of Americans owe their lives to the inventions of Garrett Morgan.
The son of former slaves, Morgan invented the gas mask. Originally designed for firemen, he used one of his masks to help rescue men trapped by a gas explosion in a tunnel under Lake Erie. The masks were used extensively by U.S. soldiers in World War I.
Morgan also greatly helped traffic safety. After witnessing a collision between an automobile and a horse-drawn carriage, he invented an automatic traffic signal, the basis for today's modern systems. These are much needed in view of the fact that there are more than 178- million cars, trucks and buses on the nation's highways.
This profile is adapted from Profile America, a radio series produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2004.
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