Pathways: Grade 4 The Story of George Washington Carver Tradebook
Author(s): K/H (Pathways)
George Washington Carver was the son of a slave and grew up in Missouri. After earning his master’s degree in agriculture from Iowa State College in 1896, he headed the agricultural department at Booker T. Washington’s all-black Tuskegee Institute for nearly 20 years. He is best known for discovering how to make the soil more suitable for growing cotton, peanuts, and sweet potatoes. Carver’s research and innovative educational programs were aimed at helping farmers to replace expensive commodities, and he developed a variety of new uses for crops. His work was so important that he was honored by the president of the United States. He was loved and admired not only by scientists but by all who knew him.