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March 01, 2010 11:02PM

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an African-American inventor, writer, educator, and botanist.

  • 1864 - He was born on July 12, 1864 or 1865 in Diamond Grove, MO (Slavery was outlawed in Missouri in January 1865).
  • 1877- After being kidnapped and orphaned, he traveled to Kansas at age 13.
  • (1882?)- He graduated from Minneapolis High School (Minneapolis, Kansas).
  • 1886 - In August, 1886, he homesteaded a farm in Beeler, Kansas.
  • 1890 - He studied art and piano at Simpson College in Indianola, OH
  • 1894- Carver earns his Bachelor's degree in Agriculture at Iowa Agricultural College
  • 1896 - Booker T. Washington invited Carver to head the Agriculture department at Tuskegee Institute. Despite administrative disagreements with Washington and the faculty, he remained active at Tuskegee until shortly before his death in 1943.
  • 1900's - Carver introduced crops and agricultural techniques to Alabama and other southern states.
  • 1916 - Carver was made a fellow in the Royal Society of Arts in England.
  • 1920, 1921 - He was invited to speak at the convention for the peanut growers association, and testified before Congress in support of a tariff on peanuts (enacted in 1922)
  • 1923 - He received the NAACP Springarn Medal.
  • 1928 - He received an honorary doctorate from Simpson College
  • 1939 - Carver received the Theodore Roosevelt Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Southern Agriculture
  • 1941 - The George Washington Carver Museum was established at Tuskegee.
  • 1943 - After six years of declining health, Carver died from anemia following a fall, on January 5, 1943. He is was buried next to Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute.
  • 1953 - The George Washington Carver National Monument opened, near Diamond, MO, ten years after its founding by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

*Another simplified version can be found at the related link.

*An excellent biography is located at the second link below.