George Washington Carver By:aiden

Early Life

Carver as a young boy.

Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri. His birthday was possibly in 1864 or 1865. Carver had a mom and dad named Mary and Giles he also had ten sisters and one brother. His mom, him, and his sister were kidnapped by night raiders and were sold in KY. His master hired someone to find all three of them, but only found George. After slavery was abolished his master raised him as his own kid. When George was 13 he was sent to an all white school.

WHY THIS GUY FAMOUS?

George Washington Carver is most famous because of his work with peanut farming.

George Washington Carver is famous because he was a world famous chemist who made important agriculture discoveries and inventions. His research on peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other products that helped pour southern farmers vary their crops and improve their diets.

Accomplishments

George Washington Carver has his own National Monument dedicated to him in Newton City, Missouri. It was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943.

George Washington Carver had accomplished many honors of his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. George Washington Carver had accomplished an important goal of Foundation Tuskegee in 1938 to continue agricultural research. He donated nearly $60,000 in his savings to create the foundation.

How is he Celebrated?

George Washington Carver had a day celebrating him. George Washington Carver Monument is pleased to announce the park annual Carver day celebration to be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the 72nd Carver day anniversary to commemorate the life of Carver and the establishment of the national monument in his honor.

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