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George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was born during the civil war years on a Missouri farm near Diamond Grove, Newton Country in Marion, Township Missouri. Even Carver himself was uncertain of his own birth date. In early manhood he thought that he was born in the year of 1865. On other occasions Carver noted that his birth came “near the end of the civil war” or “just as freedom was declared “.
Carver was a brilliant man who received a bachelors and a masters degree from Iowa Agriculture College. He became a teacher at Iowa Agricultural…show more content…
The area were Carver grew up in Missouri was made into a park. This park was the first designated national monument to an African American in the history of the United States. He was given an honorary doctorate from Simpson College in 1923. He was made a member of the royal society of arts in London, England. He received many awards for his great discoveries and products. His greatest award was the Spingarn metal in 1923, which is given away every year by the National Association for the Advancement of colored People. The Spingarn metal is awarded to the black person who has made the greatest contribution to the advancement of his race. Carver died of anemia at Tuskegee Institute on January 5, 1943 and was buried on campus next to Booker T. Washington.
George Washington Carver always thought that his father was a slave who lived on a neighboring farm who was killed in a log-hauling accident shortly after George was born. Carver had a brother named Jim Carver. Bandits kidnapped their mother Mary Carver when George was fairly young. Susan and Moses Carver raised George from he was young.
George Washington Carver captured the imagination of the American people
George Washington Carver
February 20, 2008
George Washington Carver was born in 1864 on July 12. They are not sure what month or date. He was born near Diamond Grove Missouri. He was born near the end of the civil war. When he was a baby, he was kidnapped, along with his mother, by Confederate night-raiders. His father, Moses, found and reclaimed him after the war. His mother was not with them and was never seen again.
When he was a child he was raised on a farm and grew very fond of nature. He even earned the nickname "The Plant Doctor". He collected all kinds of rocks and plants. When he was twelve he started school. He had to leave the home of his adopted parents. He attended college, which was a challenge because of the racial barriers. He was thirty years old when he was accepted to Simpson College in Iowa. He was the first black person to attend that college. He earned a degree in science in 1894 and a Master's degree in bacterial botany in 1897.
In 1897, Booker T. Washington talked Carver into coming to the south and serve as the school's Director of Agriculture. He stayed there on their faculty until he passed away in 1943. As the Director of Agriculture, he developed his crop rotation method, which improved southern agriculture, immensely. He taught farmers to alternate the dying cotton crops with other foods to farm, such as peanuts, peas, soybeans, sweet potatoes and pecans.
During World War I, he developed industrial applications from crops. He found a way to replace the textile dyes that were imported from Europe. He created and produced dyes of 500 different shades and it was his invention in 1927. He received three patents for his invention. He did not profit from his inventions.