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    1. George Washington Carver

    2. George Washington Carver was born in about 1864 (the exact year is unknown) on the Moses Carver plantation in Diamond Grove, Mo. His father died in an accident shortly before his birth, and when he was still an infant, Carver and his mother were kidnapped by slave raiders. The baby was returned to the plantation, but his mother was never heard from again.

    3. Because Carver had a childhood sickness, he was not strong enough to work in the fields, he helped with household chores and gardening. He Gained the name “The Plant Doctor.”

    4. He excelled in art and music, but art instructor, Etta Budd, recognized Carver's horticultural talents. in 1891, he became the first African American to enroll at Iowa State College.

    5. Because of his proficiency in plant breeding, he became Iowa State's first African American faculty member.

    6. George Washington Carver developed an improved version of Peanut butter, it attracted even more enthusiasts.

    7. Carver seemed to enjoy his celebrity status. He was often to be found on the road promoting peanuts and racial harmony. he published articles in peanut industry journals and wrote a syndicated newspaper column, "Professor Carver's Advice.”

    8. Carver established a legacy by creating a museum on his work and the George Washington Carver Foundation at Tuskegee in 1938 to continue agricultural research. He donated nearly $60,000 in his savings to create the foundation

    9. Carver died in 1943. He received many honors in his lifetime and He was elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1977 and inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1990

    10. Works Citedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carverhttp://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/gwc/bio.html