George Washington Carver Research Paper

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George Washington Carver was born in Diamond Grove, Missouri in January of 1864. His parents were Mary and Giles Carver, and their master was Moses Carver (the slave took up their owner’s last name.) Giles, George’s father left his mother before he was born, only to leave Mary, his mother, to raise George on her own. However, later on, Mary and George were kidnapped by northern raiders to be sold in Arkansas. George was returned frail, feeble and scrawny infant a year later in 1865 with no sign of his mother. After Moses nursed him back to health, he saw it was his responsibility to raise George as his own. At this time, George was no-longer considered a slave. George grew up to be a curious yet unstable child, and often couldn’t do any hard …show more content…

He grew an appeal for painting flowers and landscapes. Since George missed vital education (until his adolescence), it was a bare tussle for him to complete high-school in Minneapolis, Kansas. To support himself both financially and educationally, George worked various jobs such as being a household worker, hotel cook, and laundryman. After high-school, he aimed to find a university. Unfortunately, one of the colleges he applied for, turned him down for racial purposes. However, George didn’t stop there. At the age of 30, he became the first official African-American to attend Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Then, in 1894, he went to Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa) and received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural science. Two years afterwards, he received his master’s degree in the same field and became the first African-American to do so. He became prevalent around the nation, and because of this, Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, offered George a position (and he accepted). Afterwards, Henry Ford from the Ford Foundation, too offered a position to

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