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George Washington Carver
Transcript of George Washington Carver
During World War I, carver found a way to replace the textile dyes formerly imported from Europe. He produced dyes of 500 different shades of dye and he was responsible for the invention in 1927 of a process for producing paints and stains from soybeans. For which he received three separate patents.
George Washington Carver
Born 1864 near Diamond Grove Missouri.
His parents were slave of Moses
Kidnapped after a week of birth by raiders.
Found by an agent of moses
Life was hard around Civil years
Loved plnats was called plant doctor
Minneapolis high school in Kansas. interested in science and arts.In 1890, he began studying art and music at Simpson College in Iowa, developing his painting and drawing skills through sketches of botanical samples. His obvious aptitude for drawing the natural world prompted a teacher to suggest that Carver should enroll in the botany program at the Iowa State Agricultural College.Where he soon earned her Bachelor and Masters degree in science.
In 1897, Booker T. Washington,the founder of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for Negroes, convinced Carver to come south to serve as the school's Director of Agriculture.At Tuskegee Carver developed his crop rotation method, which revolutionized southern agriculture. He educated the farmers to alternate the soil-depleting cotton crops with soil-enriching crops such as; peanuts, peas, soybeans, sweet potato, and pecans.
The U.s econamy was based dependent on argriculture arond that time.Years of growing only cotton and tobacco had killed the soils of the southern area of America. The economy of the farming south had been getting worst by years of civil war and the fact that the cotton and tobacco plantations could no longer use slave labor. Carver convinced the southern farmers to follow his suggestions and helped the region to recover and replenish.
As you all should know February is the month to give thanks to great African-American who paid for the way we live today.Most people shout out Martin Luther king or Rosa parks when they hear black history month.However,there is more to it.
1939 earned Roosevelt medal for restoring southern Agriculture
1923 Spingran Medal
July 14 1943 president Roosevelt honored Carver with a national Monument.
Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.
Believed to made penut butter
He had manny improvents for every day things like ink, instant coffee, linoleum, mayonnaise, meat tenderizer, metal polish, paper, plasti
But never went on and patent them
By Jerry Datilus