George Washington Carver

Youth Life

1861- Carver was born in slavery but went on to win worldwide respect for his work as a scientist.

Adult Life

Carver tried to make sure that farmers who grew these crops would be able to sell them. He developed 300 products from peanuts.
He also took an interest in sweet potatoes and developed more than 100 products based on the plant.


Carver’s efforts won him numerous honors and improved life throughout the South. Some scientists criticized his informal methods.

Other Inventions

He was famous for finding over 100 uses for peanuts including peanut butter, cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin.


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carve


January 5th 1943 was the death of George Washington Carver.
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