It was Morgan's patient efforts that led to the development of the Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Lane Park. The zoo was named in Morgan's honor for a time, a portrait bust was placed near Monkey Island, and a pair of orangutans, "Jimmy" and "Myrtle", were named after the mayor and first lady.
- Spotswood, Frances (November 4, 1962) "Zoo personalities: Herman, Simsotty" The Birmingham News - via Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections
- Hogan, Ben (January 1969) "To 'Mr. Birmingham' the zoo is his trophy" The Birmingham News
- "Death takes our 'Mr. Birmingham'." (September 1971) The Birmingham News