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G.W. Carver

Pete Brasdovich Science Through the Ages
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Peter Brasdovich

on 26 April 2010

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G.W. Carver By: Pete Brasdovich Who Was he? He was born in January of 1964
and died January 5th, 1943. Was a native born American
botonist, inventor, and scientist Much of his fame comes from
his promotion of alternative planting
techniques and his inventiveness
with peanuts. One of the first prominent African
American scientists. Early Life Family had initial problems
with slavery Carver had to travel over ten miles to attend school early on in his life. Earned his high school diploma from Minneapolis High School Received his bachelors and later
masters from Iowa State Agricultural
College in Ames, Iowa. Primary Goals Wanted to develop techniques to help poor
southern farmers maintain their farms. Emphasized using peanuts, soybeans, and
other crops to help replenish the soil after
intense cotton farming. He founded an agricultural research
institute that published new farming
techniques in a farmer's bulletin. Carver's work with peanuts Peanuts!!! Carter developed over 300 uses for the plant! Could be used for adhesives, buttermilk, ink, shoe polish, and many others! Testified in front of a congressional committee to
petition the government for a peanut tariff. Presented the keynote address at a conference
for the peanut industry in 1920. Honors and awards Received honorary doctorate from Simpson College in 1928. He was an honorary member of the Royal Society of Arts in London, England. In 1939, Carver received the Roosevelt Medal for Outstanding
Contribution to Southern Agriculture. On July 14, 1943, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt honored
Carver with a national monument dedicated to his accomplishments. Lasting Significance Helped countless farmers provide substinence for
their families. Broke down racial barriers that stunted
intellectual growth and discussion. Provided African Americans with many opportunites
in the academic, social, and political spheres. Popularized a famous snack of college students. . .
Peanut Butter! References http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventors/a/GWC.htm "Black Leonardo Book". Time Magazine. 1941-11-24. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,801330,00.html. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver http://www.nps.gov/gwca/index.htm http://www.tuskegee.edu/Global/story.asp?S=1107203 http://www.tuskegee.edu/Global/story.asp?S=1107086
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