George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was born to a lady named Mary and a fellow slave in 1864, near Diamond , Missouri. When george was less than one him and his mother were kidnapped from the homestead in Missouri where they were slaves. George's mother's white owners rescued him and his brother Jim and took them in as if they were their own children. George's dream was to learn to read. Finally George was sent to a school for blacks about 10 miles away. George started there in 1874.George finished High School when he was 20. Off and on George had to leave school to care for himself. He had a lot of jobs. Sometimes he had to move to another town if one had no work available. Often he was hungry, and had no where to sleep. His money was saved until he could afford another school term. Although he knew it would not be easy he was determined to go to Collage. He was eventually accepted to attend Simpson Collage in Iowa. He enjoyed painting. With his teachers help he enrolled at Iowa agricultural collage. George was made assistant botanist after earning his bachelor's degree. He was appointed to teach agriculture at Tuskeegee institute in Alabama. The school was in bad shape. George had to make his equipment out of old bottles and bits of wire. George traveled throughout the south helping farmers grow better crops. George was famous for finding 300 products that you can make from peanuts. Such as soap, face powder, and metal polish. by the time of his death he had created a 200 million$ a year industry. George lived a hard but good life, and sadly it ended on January 5,1943.
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