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George Washington Carver
Agriculturist Extraordinaire
(1860? – 1943)
United States

Moses Carver owned George from birth, and as a youngster, George would refer to himself as Carver’s George. After slavery ended, George continued to pursue his education and became the first Black graduate of Iowa State University. In 1896, Booker T. Washington, the first principal and president of the Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), invited George to head its Agriculture Department. George Carver taught at Tuskegee Institute for 47 years where he gained international fame by promoting crop rotation, mobile classrooms, peanuts, and sweet potatoes.

There are many memorials to Carver including the George Washington Carver National Monument where he spent time in his childhood. It was the first national monument dedicated to an African American and the first to honor someone other than a president

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