UNION, NJ – A screening of the animated film “Garrett’s Gift”, part of the Township’s Black History Month Film Festival celebration and sponsored by the Union Public Library, took place last week at the Vauxhall Public Library.

“Garrett’s Gift” recounts the story of inventor Garrett Morgan and the origins of his idea for the traffic light.  The film highlights Morgan’s childhood and his offbeat way of looking at things that led to a significant advancement in safety.

Union Committeewoman Michele Delisfort and the teachers and students of Brainiacs Child Care in Vauxhall attended the screening. 

“We discussed who Garrett Morgan was and how his inventions have help our world,” said Vauxhall Branch Library Manager Erica Bell.  “Then we created a stop light and we spoke about the colors on the light.  Lastly, we focused on the fact that all children have a special gift or talent that they will someday use to make our world a better place.”