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About George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was an African-American agricultural scientist and inventor. He was the most eminent agricultural scientist in the early 20th century.
Personal Life and Education
George was raised by his slave master, Moses Carver and his wife Susan, after his parents escaped from a slave raid on Moses’ farm.
After enrolling in a number of schools, he earned a master’s degree in Agricultural Science from Iowa State University. He sold peanut-based personal care products there. And he became famous as the Peanut Man!
He never married.
He researched and promoted alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. He could cook 105 food recipes using peanuts! President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt admired his work.
At Tuskegee University, George taught and researched on plants, soil, natural fungicides and weedicides. He taught farmers crop rotation and to feed pigs with acorns instead of expensive processed feed, as well as substitute swamp muck for inorganic fertilizers.
George also invented the horse-drawn Jessup wagon.
Awards and Honors
He received the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. The George Washington Carver National Monument was erected at Missouri under the auspices of the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The monument was the first kind dedicated to an African American.
In 1977, George Washington Carver was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. He was also inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1990.
George made the famous quote: "Where there is no vision, there is no hope". He named his wagon after the banker who financed his horse-drawn wagon invention, Morris Jessup.
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Famous quotes by George Washington Carver
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.George Washington Carver
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.George Washington Carver
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.George Washington Carver
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.George Washington Carver
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.George Washington Carver
Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.George Washington Carver
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.George Washington Carver
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.George Washington Carver
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.George Washington Carver
F.A.Q. about George Washington Carver
When is his birthday?
George Washington Carver's birthday is on July 12, 1864.
In how many days is his birthday?
George Washington Carver's birthday is in 7 days
How old was George Washington Carver when he died?
He was 78 years old.
When did he die?
He died in January 5, 1943.
How old would he be today?
George Washington Carver would be 157 years old if he was alive today.
Where was George Washington Carver from?
He was born in Diamond, Missouri, U.S..