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George Washington Carver
Transcript of George Washington Carver
George was born into slavery during the Civil War. After the war, he continued to live with his former owners. They taught him and his brother to read and write. Carter was never married and had no children.
George had a great love for education. He attended 2 colleges learning to paint, before finally attending Iowa State Agricultural Institute. He graduated from there with a degree in Botany. From there Carver was offered a job teaching at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
George Washington Carver created hundreds of uses for the peanut.
Carver was given many awards during and after his life. He was the first African-American and non-President to receive a National Monument. The US Navy named two ships after him. He has appeared on stamps, and has had dozens of schools named after him.