George Washington Carver is one of the most successful African American inventors that led to many advances in agriculture. He was born in 1864 in Diamond, Missouri. His father was named Giles Carver and his mother named Mary carver was enslaved. He also had a brother named James carver.  George Washington was an inventor who developed approximately 300 products made from peanuts. Some of the products made by him were flour, paste, insulation, paper, wallboard, wood stains, soap, shaving cream, and skin lotion.

In 1922  people in George Washington Carver’s neighborhood would often ask him to take care of their plants because he was an inventor.  He used peanut oils on the plants to boost their growth and expand the plant’s life. He went to Simpsons college in Iowa which was to develop his painting and drawing skills through sketches plant samples. The teacher who taught art class suggested that Carver should enroll in the botany program at the Iowa State Agricultural College.  He did not go into the inventing industry to make money, instead, he cared about helping people by improving their crops and diet.  Carver turned down a six-figure job from Thomas Eddison and he didn’t spend much on clothes even though he was a nicely dressed man. His contributions are in the field of agriculture which helped the poor southern farmers improve their crops and diet.

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  1. Why did he turn down a 6 figure job? He could’ve used that money to help the southern farmers in poverty.


  2. I’m glad you wrote about GW Carver. He helped farmers and invented so many things. I love reading about him.


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