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Sadly, she never got much opportunity to do so. His mother Mary was a slave. (George was born at a time when the US still had slavery.) She was ultimately kidnapped by men who wanted to hold her for ransom and then sell her to some other slave-owner. He was raised by other relatives because he never saw his mother again after she was taken away.
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George Washington Carver (c. 1860 - 5 January 1943), was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. He also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin. He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. During the Reconstruction-era South, monoculture of cotton depleted the soil in many areas. In the early 20th century, the boll weevil destroyed much of the cotton crop, and planters and farm workers suffered. Carver's work on peanuts was intended to provide an alternative crop. He was recognized for his many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a "Black Leonardo".
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to help the impoverished(the state of being poor)blacks
George Washington Carver was likely born in either 1861 or 1864 in Diamond, MO. One date that is celebrated is July 12, 1864 but other sources suggest he was born 3 or more ye…ars earlier. He died on January 5, 1943.
On George Washington Carver's grave was inscribed this message: GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER DIED IN TUSKEGEE ALABAMA JANUARY 5, 1943 A LIFE THAT STOOD OUT AS A GO…SPEL OF SELF-FORGETTING SERVICE. HE COULD HAVE ADDED FORTUNE TO FAME BUT CARING FOR NEITHER HE FOUND HAPPI- NESS AND HONOR IN BEING HELPFUL TO THE WORLD. THE CENTRE OF HIS WORLD WAS THE SOUTH WHERE HE WAS BORN IN SLAVERY SOME 79 YEARS AGO AND WHERE HE DID HIS WORK AS A CREATIVE SCIENTIST.
From a Heart attack
George Washington Carver worked very hard to get his education and become a respected scientist. He took a job at Tuskegee Institute under Booker T. Washington. Teachers a…t the school were asked to take on additional roles, to save money. Carver was a great scientist, but a terrible administrator. He would become very angry and very pompous when he was either questioned about either paperwork he had completed, or asked to give a report. He would submit a letter of resignation each month, only to calm down and come back to work.
His mom's name was Susan Carver. no liar
Carver was a baby when he and his mother Mary were kidnapped by slave raiders. Moses sent a scout to find and bring them back. Only baby George was founds sick with whooping c…ough that the raiders had left him for dead.
His Mom was Mary Carver. George and Mary were taken away and George Washington Carvers older brother, Moses found them.
The parents of George Washington Carver were Giles and Mary Carver. He never married or had children but was in several long term relationships.
Wow. Just wow... George Washington Carver, the Black Leonardo, (January 1864 - January 5th, 1943) 'invented' peanut butter, as well as other things like dyes and paints and ev…en nitroglycerin with the use of peanuts. PLUS, over 100 products just from peanuts (can't we all just get us some peanut milk?...), soybeans, cow peas, and sweet potatoes... a true polymath (genius!...), operating toward the betterment of ALL mankind. He was an American scientist, inventor, botanist, and educator. See the related link below to learn about his legacy and SO MUCH MORE, please: He also taught farmers crop rotation.
George Washington Carver was interested in biology, geology, art and music. His interest in botany led him to develop skills in painting and drawing.
The plant doctor
George Washington Carver's mother was Mary Bell Washington.
Carver had an interest in helping poor Southern farmers who were working low-quality soils that had been depleted of nutrients by repeated plantings of cotton crops. He and ot…her agricultural cognoscenti urged farmers to restore nitrogen to their soils by practicing systematic crop rotation, alternating cotton crops with plantings of sweet potatoes or legumes (such aspeanuts, soybeans and cowpeas) that were also sources of protein. Following the crop rotation practice resulted in improved cotton yields and gave farmers new foods and alternative cash crops. In order to train farmers to successfully rotate crops and cultivate the new foods, Carver developed an agricultural extension program for Alabama that was similar to the one at Iowa State. In addition, he founded an industrial research laboratory where he and assistants worked to popularize use of the new plants by developing hundreds of applications for them through original research and also by promoting recipes and applications that they collected from others. Carver distributed his information as agricultural bulletins. (See Carver bulletins below.)Peanut specimen collected by Carver Much of Carver's fame is related to the hundreds of plant products he popularized. After Carver's death, lists were created of the plant products Carver compiled or originated. Such lists enumerate about 300 applications for peanuts and 118 for sweet potatoes, although 73 of the 118 were dyes. He made similar investigations into uses for cowpeas, soybeans, and pecans. Carver did not write down formulas for most of his novel plant products so they could not be made by others. Until 1921, Carver was not widely known for his agricultural research. However, he was known in Washington, D.C. President Theodore Rooseveltpublicly admired his work. James Wilson, a former Iowa state dean and teacher of Carver's, was U.S. secretary of agriculture from 1897 to 1913.Henry Cantwell Wallace, U.S. secretary of agriculture from 1921 to 1924, was one of Carver's teachers at Iowa State. Carver was a friend of Wallace's son, Henry A. Wallace, also an Iowa State graduate. The younger Wallace served as U.S. secretary of agriculture from 1933 to 1940 and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president from 1941 to 1945. In 1916 Carver was made a member of the Royal Society of Arts in England, one of only a handful of Americans at that time to receive this honor. However, Carver's promotion of peanuts gained him the most fame. In 1919, Carver wrote to a peanut company about the great potential he saw for his new peanut milk. Both he and the peanut industry seemed unaware that in 1917 William Melhuish had secured patent #1,243,855 for a milk substitute made from peanuts and soybeans. Despite reservations about his race, the peanut industry invited him as a speaker to their 1920 convention. He discussed "The Possibilities of the Peanut" and exhibited 145 peanut products. By 1920, U.S. peanut farmers were being undercut with imported peanuts from the Republic of China. White peanut farmers and processors came together in 1921 to plead their cause before a Congressional committee hearings on a tariff. Having already spoken on the subject at the convention of the United Peanut Associations of America, Carver was elected to speak in favor of a peanut tariff before the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives. Carver was a novel choice because of U.S. racial segregation. On arrival, Carver was mocked by surprised Southern congressmen, but he was not deterred and began to explain some of the many uses for the peanut. Initially given ten minutes to present, the now spellbound committee extended his time again and again. The committee rose in applause as he finished his presentation, and the Fordney-McCumber Tariff of 1922 included a tariff on imported peanuts. Carver's presentation to Congress made him famous, while his intelligence, eloquence, amiability, and courtesy delighted the general public.
it is unknown.
Yes, his mother was African-American. She was a slave on a farm in Missouri where Carver was born. Her name was Mary. George's father's identity is unknown to date, but he is …thought to be a black slave on the same farm, or a neighboring property.
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