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George Washington Carver


BLACK scientist who became well-known for his research into and promotion of choice crops to cotton, such as for example peanuts, soybeans and sugary potatoes. The devastation of cotton vegetation by boll weevils motivated his scientific function and he created and marketed about 100 items created from peanuts which were useful for the home and plantation, including beauty products, dyes, paints, plastics, fuel, and nitroglycerin. He was created into slavery and was kidnapped together with his mom and sister from his master’s home in Arkansas when he was only a week previous and was sod in Kentucky. He fulfilled with three American leader -Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt-which was extremely uncommon for an BLACK man at that time. At age group forty, he started a romantic relationship with Miss Sarah L. Hunt, an primary school teacher, however they never wedded. Theodore Roosevelt complimented his innovations.

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Full Name George Washington Carver
Date Of Birth July 12, 1864
Died January 5, 1943, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Place Of Birth Diamond, MO
Profession Scientist
Education Iowa State University, Simpson College, Minneapolis High School
Nationality American
Parents Mary Carver, Giles Carver
Siblings James Carver
Awards Spingarn Medal
Movies The Negro Soldier, George Washington Carver
Star Sign Cancer

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1Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Historical Figure.
2Despite popular belief, peanut butter was not one of his inventions. However, soy mayonnaise was.
4He appeared before the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. They were considering imposing a tariff on peanuts. Carver spoke for forty-five minutes touting the possibilities of the peanut.
5(February 3, 1998) Pictured on one of fifteen 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the "Celebrate the Century" series, issued 3 February 1998, celebrating the 1910s.
6(January 5, 1948) Pictured on a 3¢ US postage stamp in the Famous Americans/Scientists series.
7Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
8Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
9Agricultural chemist who developed over 250 uses for the peanut.



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Negro Colleges in War Time1943Documentary shortHimself

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The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - American Scientist
Modern Marvels2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Negro Soldier1944Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

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