George Washington Carver
Biography By: Hannah Pevateaux
When George was a week old him, his sister, and mother were kidnapped by night raiders from Arkansas, then sold to a person in Kentucky.Moses hired John Bentley to find them, but he only found George. Moses agreed with the raiders to gain the boy's return.
Moses and his wife, Susan, then raised George and his brother,James, as their own children. They encouraged George to continue his academic pursuit and '' Aunt Susan'' taught him how to read and write.
At the age of thirteen, due to a desire to go to the academy, he moved into a new foster house closer to the school. After George saw a black man get killed by a group of white guys he chose to leave the city. When he left he attended many different schools before earning his diploma.
George applied for many colleges before he chose Highland College in Highland, Kansas. When he arrived there he was rejected because of his race. He then traveled by wagon with J. F. Beeler to Eden Township in Ness County, Kansas on August 1886. There he bought a farmhouse and grew plants and flowers and also a geological collection. he had to plow 17 acres, planting rice, corn, and garden produce, as well as fruit and trees. To earn money George worked around town as a ranch hand.
In 1888 George got a 300 dollar loan for education, then he left the area because he wanted to study art and piano at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. His art teacher, Etta Budda, recognized his talent for painting flowers and plants. She encouraged him to study botany at Iowa State Agricultural College in Ames. When he began there in 1891, he was the first black student. George's bachelor's thesis was " Plants as Modified by Man", in 1894.
Iowa State professors Joseph Budd and Louis Pammel convinced George to continue his masters' degree. George researched in the Iowa Experiment Station under Pammel during the next two years. Georges work at the experiment station in plant pathology and mycology first gained him national recognition and respect as a botanist. George taught as the first black member at Iowa State.
George developed a mobile classroom to take education to the farmers. He called it a " Jesup Wagon" after New York financier and philanthropist Morris Jesup, who provided funding to support the program.
One of George's jobs was to administer the Agricultural Experiment Stations farming system . He had to manage the production and sales form the farm products. He soon was proved a poor administrator. In 1900, George complained that there was to much letter writing and physical work.
George started his academic career as a teacher and researcher. Since he loved planting and flower he researched on a lot of plants and flowers. One of the plants he researched and experimented on was peanut,with the peanut he created 105 different things and one of those things was peanut butter.
In 1897 he became famous for all of his research, but in 1943 he became a legend since he died on January 5 of this year.
Most important stuff
- George gave a positive effect on society
- he had a good effect on the world
- creating peanut butter is his legacy
- I would describe him as an awesome person
- He overcome obstacles
- He is special because he made peanut butter
- Something I never knew about George was that he had 10 sisters
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