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George Washington Carver
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p George Washington Carver:Sir, you will be remembered as an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864. Your reputation is based on your research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. You wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of your 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts.You also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin. He received numerous honors for your work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. During the Reconstruction-era South, monoculture of cotton depleted the soil in many areas. In the early 20th century, the boll weevil destroyed much of the cotton crop, and planters and farm workers suffered. Carver's work on peanuts was intended to provide an alternative crop. You were recognized for your many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a "Black Leonardo". Yourwork was known by officials in the national capital before he became a public figure. President Theodore Roosevelt publicly admired his work. Former professors of Carver's from Iowa State University were appointed to positions as Secretary of Agriculture: James Wilson, a former dean and professor of Carver's, served from 1897 to 1913. Henry Cantwell Wallace served from 1921 to 1924 who knew Carver personally as his son Henry A. Wallace and the researcher were friends. The younger Wallace served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1933 to 1940, and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president from 1941 to 1945. Upon returning home one day, you took a bad fall down a flight of stairs; you were found unconscious by a maid who took you to a hospital. On this day on January 5, 1943, at the age of 78 from complications (anemia) resulting from this fall. On July 14, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated $30,000 for the George Washington Carver National Monument west-southwest of Diamond, Missouri—the area where you had spent time in his childhood. This was the first national monument dedicated to an African American and the first to honor someone other than a president. The 210-acre (0.8 km2) national monument complex includes a bust of Carver, a ¾-mile nature trail, a museum, the 1881 Moses Carver house, and the Carver cemetery. The national monument was not opened until July 1953. You were a courageous and smart man in the world of science, thank you for your brillance, remembering you, happy 150th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
 
George Washington Carver:Sir, you will be remembered as an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864. Your reputation is based on your research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. You wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of your 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts.You also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin. He received numerous honors for your work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. During the Reconstruction-era South, monoculture of cotton depleted the soil in many areas. In the early 20th century, the boll weevil destroyed much of the cotton crop, and planters and farm workers suffered. Carver's work on peanuts was intended to provide an alternative crop. You were recognized for your many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a "Black Leonardo". Yourwork was known by officials in the national capital before he became a public figure. President Theodore Roosevelt publicly admired his work. Former professors of Carver's from Iowa State University were appointed to positions as Secretary of Agriculture: James Wilson, a former dean and professor of Carver's, served from 1897 to 1913. Henry Cantwell Wallace served from 1921 to 1924 who knew Carver personally as his son Henry A. Wallace and the researcher were friends. The younger Wallace served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1933 to 1940, and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president from 1941 to 1945. Upon returning home one day, you took a bad fall down a flight of stairs; you were found unconscious by a maid who took you to a hospital. On this day on January 5, 1943, at the age of 78 from complications (anemia) resulting from this fall. On July 14, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated $30,000 for the George Washington Carver National Monument west-southwest of Diamond, Missouri—the area where you had spent time in his childhood. This was the first national monument dedicated to an African American and the first to honor someone other than a president. The 210-acre (0.8 km2) national monument complex includes a bust of Carver, a ¾-mile nature trail, a museum, the 1881 Moses Carver house, and the Carver cemetery. The national monument was not opened until July 1953. You were a courageous and smart man in the world of science, thank you for your brillance, remembering you, happy 150th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
 

- DENA ANN
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 

- Lloyd Brannon
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 
Thank you, sir!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 
Thank you! Rest peacefully in Paradise.
- Gina G.
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 
Thanks
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 

- Cindy
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 

- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
 

- Stacey
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
 
respect
- runawayuniverse
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
 
Thank You, Sir! Especially for returning to the South, a place which abused your race, so you could continue your work. My husband LOVES peanut butter. He'll be so interested when I tell him of all you did with peanuts! Also, my dad works for a pharmaceutical company: thanks for all you did to make medicine from plants and other materials, as Eli Lilly, who started that company, did! Sunflowers remind me of The South! HAPPY SUMMER, SIR! HAPPY JULY 4th!
- ANNE
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
 
Thank you, Sir.
- Cheryl
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
 

- Butterflyy
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014
 

- J Spencer
 Added: May. 29, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: May. 21, 2014
 

- AJT
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
 
SIR!!!
- Props2u
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014
 

- James Snow
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
 
Thank you oh brilliant and most imaginative man!
- CONNIE FYFE
 Added: Feb. 20, 2014
 
Thank~you.
- William Neill
 Added: Feb. 20, 2014
 
Rest in peace and God bless you and thank you for every thing you have done for man kind.
- Roger Collins
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 

- simone
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 

- simone
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 

- simone
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 

- simone
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 

- simone
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 

- Stacey
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 
Thank you for the giving of your talents to mankind, I am sure in heaven you received many gifts from God.
- Douglas Cain
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
 
Mr. Carver, thank you for all you gave to this country and mankind. Your faith, intelligence, kindness, and love can still be felt all these years later. All of us who remember studying you in our school days were better people for having gotten to know you through our study. We pray we will all meet one sunny day, and we pray the United States will always honor your memory.
- Wiliam Marshall
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014
 

- DENA ANN
 Added: Feb. 7, 2014
 
George Washington Carver:Sir, you will be remembered as an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864. Your reputation is based on your research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. You wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of your 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts.You also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin. He received numerous honors for your work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. During the Reconstruction-era South, monoculture of cotton depleted the soil in many areas. In the early 20th century, the boll weevil destroyed much of the cotton crop, and planters and farm workers suffered. Carver's work on peanuts was intended to provide an alternative crop. You were recognized for your many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a "Black Leonardo". Yourwork was known by officials in the national capital before he became a public figure. President Theodore Roosevelt publicly admired his work. Former professors of Carver's from Iowa State University were appointed to positions as Secretary of Agriculture: James Wilson, a former dean and professor of Carver's, served from 1897 to 1913. Henry Cantwell Wallace served from 1921 to 1924 who knew Carver personally as his son Henry A. Wallace and the researcher were friends. The younger Wallace served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1933 to 1940, and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president from 1941 to 1945. Upon returning home one day, you took a bad fall down a flight of stairs; you were found unconscious by a maid who took you to a hospital. On this day on January 5, 1943, at the age of 78 from complications (anemia) resulting from this fall. On July 14, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated $30,000 for the George Washington Carver National Monument west-southwest of Diamond, Missouri—the area where you had spent time in his childhood. This was the first national monument dedicated to an African American and the first to honor someone other than a president. The 210-acre (0.8 km2) national monument complex includes a bust of Carver, a ¾-mile nature trail, a museum, the 1881 Moses Carver house, and the Carver cemetery. The national monument was not opened until July 1953. You were a courageous and smart man in the world of science, thank you for your brillance, remembering you after 71 years, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

- Lynn Robertson
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
You were brilliant. Thank you for all that all you left us. I LOVE peanut butter!
- Becky
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
Happy Angel Day to a truly great human being. Thank you Dr. Carver.
- Terie7
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
Thank you, sir...
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
Thank you for all that you did for the world. You were a remarkable man. May you rest in peace.
- Andrea
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

- Gina G.
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

- Lucy Caldarelli
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
R.I.P.
- Danny Trahan
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

- TheMysterian
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 

- DENA ANN
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
 

- Stacey
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
 

- Michelle_MK
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
 
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