Name: Keanna Joyner

Name of person: George Washington Carver

Born: January 5, 1864

Died: January 5, 1943

Religion: Christianity

Hometown: Diamond, Missouri, U.S.

Family Members:  Son of Washington and Mary Ann Washington Partner of Austin Wingate Curtis Brother of Mary Washington, Ella Washington; Mollie Washington; Clay Washington; & Lucy Washington.

About Carver: Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops, to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life.

The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. He also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics and gasoline.

What he did for a living: was an inventor and american botanist

Famous Quote: Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

Close Friends: Etta Budd, Louis Pammel, Henry C. Wallace, Henry A. Wallace, Warren G. Harden

Marital Status: Carver Never Married but at the age 40 he began a 3 year relationship.

Highest level of education: Masters Degree.

3 things i want you to know:

1) After Carver received his master’s degree he was offered a job at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, by Booker T. Washington to serve as the Director of the Agriculture Department at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School.

2) Not only was Carver skilled in finding uses for peanuts, he also found new ways to use Alabama clay and sweet potatoes.

3) Carver was one of the most prominent African Americans of his time and well-recognized for his working in plant research.

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