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  1. BIOGRAPHY George Washington Carver ABC

  2. Elizabeth McDanielApril 9, 2011EDU 5813

  3. Introduction George Washington Carver is thought by many to have been the father of peanut butter, but instead he created over 300 by products with peanuts but no peanut butter. With the help of Henry Ford he assisted in creating a way to mass produce peanut butter for the public. His goal in life was to help the southern farmers get out of poverty and become self sufficient. He was not interested in becoming rich and famous.

  4. Arkansas During the Civil War, Moses and his mother were sent to Arkansas because it was difficult for slave owners to keep slaves in Missouri. After the war, the former slave owner all his slaves left except for one child. The child came back to live with Moses Carver.

  5. Biography George Washington Carver was born in 1861 near Diamond Grove, Montana. He was born into slavery. He passed away on January 5. 1943 in Tuskegee, Ala.

  6. Collaborator He was appointed collaborator of Division of Plant Mycology and Disease Survey of the Bureau of Plant Industry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1935.

  7. Dignitaries George was fortunate to befriend and meet many dignitaries. Of these men, he was offered to work for Thomas Edison for over $100,000 a year. He also had the privilege to meet Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Ford, Stalin, and Gandhi .

  8. Experiments George felt he needed to help the Southern farmers improve their economic situation. He conducted experiments on soil and crop production. He told the farmers to rotate crops to help the soil gain valuable nutrients to help sustain future crops.

  9. Frail He was a frail child, after returning to Mr. Carver’s home at the conclusion of the Civil War he was nursed back to health. Due to his bad health, he did not work as the other children but rather learned to draw, had an interest in flowers and animals.

  10. Goldenrod Watch the following video newsreel about Carver and Henry Ford. It is an actual clip of both men. Carver visited Henry Ford at his plant in Michigan and they developed synthetic rubber out of the Goldenrod weed.

  11. Horticulture George originally went to college to study art, but his professors very quickly learned of his keen knowledge of horticulture. In 1891, he became the first African American enrolled in agriculture at the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, which today is Iowa State University.

  12. Iowa State University George received an undergraduate degree in 1884 in Agricultural Science and in 1886 with a masters degree in science.

  13. JesupAgricultural Wagon Carver and his students decided to take their knowledge to the people who could no come to them. In doing so, they took the JesupWagaon (named for Morris K. Jesup) as a school on wheels. By the 1930s, the wagon carried a nurse, an agriculturalist, an architect, and a home demonstration agent so the people in the South could take advantage of these new technologies.

  14. Kidnapped At a young age, George and his mother were kidnapped by slave raiders. He was shortly returned to the Carver’s plantation – alone.

  15. Laboratory When Carver was not teaching at the university, he would spend hours in his laboratory working on new experiments and other ways to help improve lives of the people in the south.

  16. Milk He extracted milk from peanuts. It was thought to be better than regular milk from a cow. He also invented cream. This was one of his many extractions he invented with the uses of the peanuts.

  17. National Monument After George passed away on January 5, 1943, his birth place became a national monument by the United States Government. Check out the following website to learn more about the national monument.

  18. Organic Carver taught the people of the South how to keep the soil organic and full of Nitrogen. He said cultivation and rotating crops have helped the Southern farming population.

  19. Peanuts George learned peanuts grow well in the Southern soil. Unfortunately, there was a very low demand for the product. He created 300 products which used peanuts or its derivative. Some of these products include: cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils, and cosmetics.

  20. Quality George was known as achieving many noteworthy acknowledgements, but he was also known for assisting with racial equality. He was a deeply religious man, and many people came to him seeking his advice on how to improve race relations. He traveled the country in the 1920s and 1930s giving lectures about racial harmony.

  21. Replacement During World War II, he worked to replace textile dyes imported from Europe. He produced over 500 various shades of dyes. Copy of George Washington Carver’s patent for the dyes

  22. Sweet Potatoes He also created 118 various uses for sweet potatoes and their derivatives including: flour, vinegar, molasses, rubber, ink, a synthetic rubber, and postage stamp glue.

  23. Tuskegee In 1886, George went to Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute where he worked with his friend Booker T. Washington to assist in the newly organized school of agriculture. To learn more about his work at Tuskegee Institute, check out the following video: =player_embedded

  24. Understanding As an instructor, Carver taught his student’s by understanding the forces in nature then one can understand the dynamics of agriculture. He told his students the best teacher is mother nature herself.

  25. Virus The terrible Polio Virus struck the world in an overwhelming fashion in the mid-1930s. Carver created a rub from peanuts helping to eliminate the effects of this deadly disease. People and families alike flocked to Tuskegee Campus searching for Carver’s “miracle cure”.

  26. Work While trying to obtain an education, George found work doing menial jobs. He worked as a house servant, hotel cook, laundry servant, and farm laborer. While working as a farmhand in Kansas, he earned his high school diploma at the age of 20.

  27. X When we was 10-12 years old, he left the plantation to go off to school to get an education. He attended an all African-American school. He was one of 75 children in a one room school house. He studied hard.

  28. YMCA During his years at Iowa State, he was active in the debate club, YMCA, and various other organizations. His poetry was published in the school’s newspaper, and two of his paintings were on exhibit at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893.

  29. Zany Carver had a zany idea of not getting patients for all his inventions. He would rather assist the farmers in the south than gain money and recognition for all his inventions.

  30. Conclusion George Washington Carver overcame much diversity as a youth. He was born into slavery, kidnapped, sickly child but he was determined to get educated and be somebody. After receiving his graduate degree, he revolutionized the south with his many inventions but did not seek self recognition for his discoveries. Even after his death, his discoveries and inventions are still in use today.

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