People in Biographies
These are two important people . They are not talked about much. These people are Elizabeth Cochrane also known as Nellie Bly, and George Washington Carver. I chose these two people because they had interesting lives.
The shorter version of Nellie Blys career...
Elizabeth Cochrane wanted to be a reporter ,but back then women were not allowed to be reporters, judges, police, or anything like that. Women usually had to stay home and work as house wives. Elizabeth wanted to be a reporter. ! Elizabeth wrote to the "Pittsburgh Dispatch "(a newspaper) .She was furious over the fact that women could not be reporters. The owner of the "Pittsburgh Dispatch" loved her letter , so much he hired her as a reporter. Her name had to be changed to Nellie Bly for the owners safety and Elizabeth's safety. Nellie Bly was a great reporter, and she was also the first woman to be a reporter.
George Washington Carver was a .......
George Washington Carver wanted an education all his life. He searched for all black schools of education. George found it hard to stay in one school . As George got older he found an interest in plants. He could make any type of plant grow healthy and look great. George gardened and farmed. He gave tips on how to make plants grow healthy. George liked what he was doing. He attended Tuskegee College. He was a science teacher. He had a very small lab. Later George found out about Boll-weevils. Boll-weevils were bugs that ate cotton crops. George locked him self in his lab . Finally he found a solution to the problem. It was the peanut ! He found many uses for the peanut. When George found all these uses for the peanut there was almost no use for cotton. So who was George Washington Carver? We wouldn't have peanut butter without him.
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