George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

The Plant Doctor

Born into slavery, George Washington Carver rose to become a world renowned agricultural researcher and a great educator. He earned his bachelor from Iowa State University and later was awarded an honorary doctorate from Simpson College in Iowa.

He joined Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute in 1896 where he remained for 47 years. While there, he developed more than 300 uses for the peanut and numerous uses for the sweet potato, soybean and pecan. Commemorative postage stamps were issued in his honor in 1947 and again in 1998. A fifty-cent coin was issued in 1951. His birth place in Diamond Grove, Missouri is now a national monument.

George Washington Carver... a great Black American.