George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Missouri in 1864. He was an educator , a life long learner, a man of faith and science, an accomplished artist and musician and a great humanitarian. He did not invent peanut butter as is often attributed to him. However, his work at The Tuskegee institute did not only help the African American students there it helped poor southern farmers, black and white, to be less dependent on farming one crop (generally cotton) and diversifying to crops such as but not limited to sweet potatoes and peanuts.
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