Artist: Armeda Jennings
School: Lincoln Elementary, Lincoln
"George Washington Carver taught at Tuskegee 1896-1943"
1896 October 8: George Washington Carver arrives in Macon County to direct Tuskegee Institute's agricultural school. Born a slave in Missouri during the Civil War, Carver was studying in Iowa when school president Booker T. Washington invited him to Alabama. He remained at Tuskegee until his death in 1943, and although he dedicated much of his work to helping black farmers in the South, Carver's international fame came from his innovative uses of peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other southern products.
Created: October 12, 2007
Alabama Department of Archives & History
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