George Washington Carver

By: Hunter Barreto

Basic Facts

  • Born: 1860 (No exact Date)
  • Died: January 5, 1943
  • Religion: Christian

  • Was a inventor and Botanist
  • Was born into Slavery
  • Had 10 sisters and 1 brother


George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline.

Fun Facts

  • He helped Henry Ford make peanut rubber for cannons for World War II.
  • George Washington Carver was the first African American too enroll at ISU


Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.