Famous People of the 1920s
By: Ty'Najja Pitttman
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was an obvious African-American scientist and inventor. Carver is best known for the created for the peanut. His year of his birth are unknown he born into slavery in Missouri either in 1861 or January 1864. He died January 5, 1943 in Tuskegee, AL. At age of 78 from complications resulting anemia resulting from his fall.
George Washington hometown was Territory near Diamond Grove, Missouri. His father was a slave on a nearby farm, was killed shortly before Carver was born. Carver himself became the kidnap victim of night riders while still a baby. With his mother and brother James. Before they were recursed, his mother died. Moses Carver, a German farmer traded the infant Carver for a $300.00 race-horse. Carver was single but raised him and his brother as their own children.
Carver was American scientist and inventor in the early 1900s. Carver developed hundreds of products using the peanut, sweet potatoes and soybeans. He also was a champion of crop rotation and agricultural education.
Highest education level Carver applied to several colleges before being expected at highland college in Highland, Kansas. George enrolled as the first black student at Simpson College in Indianian, Iowa. He began studying art and piano. Expecting to earn a teaching degree. Carver was the first African American student to earn his Bachelor of Science in 1894.
Throughout Carver college career, he made many life long friends. Many of these people were accomplished scientist in their field and inspired by his work. Louis P. was a professor at Iowa State where he met Carver. Henry C. Wallace was another one of Carver professors are Iowa State. He inspired George Washington Carver and helps him in succeeding his achievements. Henry A. Wallace was in his classes at Iowa State. Wallace accompanies him on his walks.
- It take over 500 peanuts to make one 12 ounce jar of peanut butter. His nickname later in life was the Wizard of Tuskegee. People in the south at the time called peanuts goobers.