George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver, circa 1910

George Washington Carver, circa 1910

George Washington Carver (1860s – January 5, 1943) was an American botanist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. Apart from his work to improve the lives of farmers, Carver was also a leader in promoting environmentalism. In an era of very high racial polarization, his fame reached beyond the black community. Wikipedia

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George Washington Carver's painting on list of pictures to be sent to World's Fair, 1893George Washington Carver's painting on list of pictures to be sent to World's Fair, 1893 Tue, Mar 14, 1893 – 4 · The Morning Democrat (Davenport, Iowa) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver reads his Bachelor's thesis to horticultural society, 1894George Washington Carver reads his Bachelor's thesis to horticultural society, 1894 Fri, Dec 14, 1894 – Page 1 · The Bystander (Des Moines, Iowa) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver teaches Iowa women about flowers and gardens, 1896George Washington Carver teaches Iowa women about flowers and gardens, 1896 Tue, Feb 11, 1896 – Page 4 · Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver to head Agriculture Department at Tuskegee Institute, 1897George Washington Carver to head Agriculture Department at Tuskegee Institute, 1897 Thu, Nov 18, 1897 – Page 2 · Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California) · Newspapers.comGeorge W. Carver pictured in photo of the Executive Council of the Tuskegee Institute, 1907George W. Carver pictured in photo of the Executive Council of the Tuskegee Institute, 1907 Sun, Mar 3, 1907 – Page 6 · Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver writes column about how to raise pigs, 1916George Washington Carver writes column about how to raise pigs, 1916 Fri, Dec 15, 1916 – 6 · The South Alabamian (Jackson, Alabama) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver's George Washington Carver's "feats in agricultural chemistry have won him wide recognition," 1922 Thu, Oct 19, 1922 – 13 · The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver is awarded Spingarn Medal by the NAACPGeorge Washington Carver is awarded Spingarn Medal by the NAACP Thu, Jun 21, 1923 – Page 1 · The Buffalo American (Buffalo, New York) · Newspapers.comGeorge W. Carver is inventor of hundreds of uses for peanuts & other foods, 1929George W. Carver is inventor of hundreds of uses for peanuts & other foods, 1929 Wed, Feb 6, 1929 – 3 · Punxsutawney News (Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver to speak about peanuts at YMCA in 1932George Washington Carver to speak about peanuts at YMCA in 1932 Fri, Feb 5, 1932 – 36 · The Dayton Herald (Dayton, Ohio) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver is appointed as collaborator in the US Department of Agriculture, 1935George Washington Carver is appointed as collaborator in the US Department of Agriculture, 1935 Sat, Oct 26, 1935 – 14 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver speaks to an integrated audience at West Virginia State College in 1937George Washington Carver speaks to an integrated audience at West Virginia State College in 1937 Sat, Jun 12, 1937 – Page 13 · The Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comBiographical sketch of life of George Washington Carver - Biographical sketch of life of George Washington Carver - "Scientist Was Born in Slavery" 1937 Fri, Aug 27, 1937 – 7 · The Beaver Press (Beaver, Utah) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver Praised as Foremost ScientistGeorge Washington Carver Praised as Foremost Scientist Sun, Jun 1, 1941 – 47 · The Journal Herald (Dayton, Ohio) · Newspapers.comSt. Louisans Urge Memorial to Dr. George Washington Carver, 1942St. Louisans Urge Memorial to Dr. George Washington Carver, 1942 Thu, Apr 16, 1942 – Page 7 · The St. Louis Star and Times (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.comDr. George Washington Carver tells story of reading the newspaper as a boy, 1942Dr. George Washington Carver tells story of reading the newspaper as a boy, 1942 Wed, Jul 22, 1942 – Page 1 · Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) · Newspapers.com1942 interview with George Washington Carver at Tuskegee1942 interview with George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Sun, Nov 8, 1942 – 53 · The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver dies in 1943 at Tuskegee Institute after months of ill healthGeorge Washington Carver dies in 1943 at Tuskegee Institute after months of ill health Wed, Jan 6, 1943 – Page 3 · The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) · Newspapers.comGeorge Washington Carver's Tuskegee apartment, described after his death in 1943George Washington Carver's Tuskegee apartment, described after his death in 1943 Fri, Jan 8, 1943 – Page 7 · The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) · Newspapers.comExcerpt from an editorial published after death of George Washington CarverExcerpt from an editorial published after death of George Washington Carver Sat, Jan 9, 1943 – 1 · The Weekly Review (Birmingham, Alabama) · Newspapers.comTribute to George Washington Carver after his death in 1943Tribute to George Washington Carver after his death in 1943 Fri, Jan 15, 1943 – 6 · Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) · Newspapers.comDr. George Washington Carver receives praise of nation's leaders after his deathDr. George Washington Carver receives praise of nation's leaders after his death Sat, Jan 16, 1943 – Page 5 · The Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comEditorial arguing the South gave Editorial arguing the South gave "nothing" to George Washington Carver Sat, Jan 16, 1943 – Page 6 · The New York Age (New York, New York) · Newspapers.comLiberty ship named after George Washington Carver in May 1943; is christened by Lena HorneLiberty ship named after George Washington Carver in May 1943; is christened by Lena Horne Sat, May 8, 1943 – Page 11 · Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) · Newspapers.com
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