George Washington Carver: Facts, Inventions, and Quotes – HISTORY

George Washington Carver was an agricultural scientist and inventor who developed hundreds of products using peanuts (though not peanut butter, as is often claimed), sweet potatoes, and soybeans. Born into slavery before it was outlawed, Carver left home at a young age to continue his education, eventually earning a master’s degree in agricultural science from Iowa State University. He would go on to teach and conduct research at Tuskegee University for decades. , and shortly after his death, his childhood home would be named a national monument, the first of its kind to honor a black American.

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Early life

Born on a farm near Diamond, Missourithe exact date of Carver’s birth is unknown, but it is believed that he was born in January or June 1864.