George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was, Thank God, a black;Was born into slavery, 1864;Essentially orphaned, but never looked back;Determined to be something, not seen before.He centered on agriculture and the soil,His people, as sharecroppers, near to despair;Their land had been worn out, despite their toil.He showed them how to bring the land...
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Black History Month Spotlight – George Washington Carver

“Whenever the soil is rich, the people flourish, physically and economically. Whenever the soil is wasted, the people are wasted. A poor soil produces only a poor people.”– George Washington Carver. Farmers are the backbone of the dietary supplement and food industries, and we flourish when we care for the...
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Dearborn Public Library to hold virtual talk on George Washington Carver

Dearborn Public Library will host a free online forum via Zoom on George Washington Carver at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27. The program will be presented by Dixie Sandborn of Michigan State University Extension. No registration is necessary. Sandborn will discuss Carver’s life and work, with a focus on some of...
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Dearborn Library hosts virtual talk on George Washington Carver Feb. 27

DEARBORN – Dearborn Public Library will host a free online forum via Zoom on George Washington Carver at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27, presented by Dixie Sandborn of Michigan State University Extension. No registration is necessary. Sandborn will discuss Carver’s life and work, with a focus on some of his greatest...
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Brianna Baker on George Washington Carver and Restorative Agriculture

Philadelphia based environmental journalist at The Grist, Brianna Baker, writes about the problem solvers and change makers in our rapidly changing word. Today, they join us on A Rude Awakening, to discuss their new article, The land-healing work of George Washington Carver, which reports how George Washington Carver, a celebrated African-American agricultural-scientist, was behind the creation of modern organic farming and beyond.
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George Washington Carver had ties to West Liberty

George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Missouri in the early 1860s. Having been separated from his family, the farm owner and his wife taught him to read and write. He left the farm at age 11 to attend an all-Black school. He moved about to pursue a better education and survived by performing domestic skills he learned from foster mothers. In 1880, he received a high school diploma in Minneapolis, Kansas while working as a farm hand.
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HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) started his life as a slave and ended it as a respected and world-renowned agricultural chemist. Born in Kansas Territory near Diamond Grove, Mo., during the bloody struggle between free-soilers and slaveholders, George Washington Carver became the kidnap victim of night riders. With his mother and brother, James, he was held for ransom; but before they could be rescued the mother died. Merely a babe in arms, Carver was ransomed for a $300 racehorse by Moses Carver, a German farmer. Thus he was orphaned and left in the custody of a white guardian from early childhood.
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George Washington Carver and Friends presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre.

11 a.m. Black History heroes laid the groundwork for some of the most amazing discoveries of the modern era, especially when it comes to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Hosted by the incredible scientist, George Washington Carver, a man who invented thousands of uses for the lowly peanut, meet other incredible scientists, entrepreneurs and groundbreakers including Madame CJ Walker, Jackie Robinson and Thurgood Marshall. The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed. Visit Library.loudoun.gov.
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The land-healing work of George Washington Carver

In the aftermath of the Civil War, the Southeast needed a healer — someone to give back at least a little of what slavery had taken from the land and the people. Black scientist George Washington Carver stepped into that role and, in the process, revolutionized farming as we know it.
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Who was George Washington Carver?

GEORGE Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist who rose from slavery to become one of the greatest pioneers of his generation. He helped to develop hundreds of products using previously-unloved crops such as peanuts, sweet potatoes and soybeans. Who was George Washington Carver?. George Washington Carver was born to...
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Black Inventors Who Changed The World: George Washington Carver

Black inventors changed the way we live and made many overlooked inventions that have made going about our day-to-day a lot easier. From the Refrigerated Truck by Frederick McKinley Jones in 1940, to the Automatic Elevator Doors by Alexander Miles in 1887, African Americans have made major contributions to America and the advancement of civilization in the world.
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George Washington Carver Day: 8 Famous African American Inventors

UPDATED: 6:45 a.m. ET, Jan. 5, 2020 — Tuesday marks the annual George Washington Carver Day, celebrating the famed Black inventor’s unrivaled legacy of agricultural technological advances. The yearly observance also drew attention to the rich history of other brilliant African American inventors who have been contributing to the fields of science, mechanics, business, recreation and more for centuries.