You can find it on websites, but here are a few samples for the pure amazement of what came out of that humble Tuskegee lab: soap, cooking oil, milk, rubber, glue, insecticide, malaria medicine, flour, salve, paint, cosmetics, paper, fertilizer, paving material and of course peanut butter, peanut brittle, peanut clusters, and dozens of other food products. The Carver who emerges from In His Own Words is more complicated, human, and admirable than the two-dimensional caricatures of the man that persist in the public imagination. The result is a balanced look at Carver that retains the flavor of the scientist's story as told in his own words. The white folk who knew George stood up for him when racial slurs came at him. George Washington Carver: His life and Faith in His Own Words.
It was never easy; his relationship with Booker T. Responding to news of the Scopes trial in 1925, Carver affirmed his belief that God had created man directly, but allowed for some transitional forms God might have made between other species. He invented 35 products from the velvet bean and 118 from the sweet potato. He was born practically a non-person in Civil War times, the nameless son of poor slave parents on a Missouri farm around 1864 or 1865 as best as can be determined, since no records of his birth exist. Improvising a lab with old bottles and spare parts, and a microscope donated by his Iowa friends, he slowly got his balky students on track and began spinning a list of achievements that overflowed by the bushels. A must-read for anyone interested in George Washington Carver.
The weary Congressmen, bored from days of other tariff arguments, allotted him ten minutes. His lively and sometimes humorous presentation had them spellbound. The feeling of dejection can only be imagined, as he walked around the strange town wondering what to do next. The editor has furnished commentary between letters to set them in context. Though now older than most of the students, and seemingly the only black student, George rapidly excelled and made high grades.
Grudgingly at first, the farmers took his advice to try growing the silly goobers, doubtful that anyone would buy them. The work adds to one's understanding of racial attitudes in the South while presenting an engaging portrait of this folk hero. Southern farmers, by tradition, were stuck in a cotton rut. He remained friendly, open, and diligent in everything he did, rising to the top of his class with high grades. The result is a balanced look at Carver that retains the flavor of the scientist's story as told in his own words.
He started his most notable research of peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. Since He is the Creator and Owner, we are mere stewards, accountable to Him. He was accepted to Highland University on a scholarship. As he would tell the story later, he went out to pray as was his daily practice , and asked God why He made the universe. Creator, why did you make the peanut? It is well done and will be of special interest to persons and libraries seeking authoritative material about black Americans. Things were so orderly, so clean, so harmoniously beautiful. He did not have a prejudicial bone in his body, even though he was a target of racial bigotry on many occasions.
Who would have expected great things from this unfortunate child? It startled me because it revealed a George Washington Carver that I have never seen in any other history book. He decided he would find a college that would take him. His list of useful products from common crops began to grow, including delicious meals from cowpeas and industrial products from sweet potatoes. With a good deal of prayer and soul searching, Carver accepted. It is well done and will be of special interest to persons and libraries seeking authoritative material about black Americans. We must remember, however, that voices for a Biblical doctrine of creation were few and weak during the early twentieth century.
Responsibility: edited by Gary R. His classes did experiments with sweet potatoes, trying to increase crop yields. He would work, save his money, and he would study hard, and God helping him, he would succeed. Now available in paperback, this choice selection of Carver's writings reveals the human side of the famous black scientist, as well as the forces that shaped his creative genius. At age ten, with a silver dollar and eight pennies in his pocket, Carver walked alone the ten miles to the nearest colored boys school in Neosho. He realized its arrival in the South would wipe out the cotton economy. These techniques increased the productivity of peanuts and even made him globally famous.
Never since have I been without this consciousness of the Creator speaking to me… Man, who needed a purpose, a mission, to keep him alive, had one. Read letters revealing his faith. Those who know him primarily for his achievements in agricultural science might be surprised to learn that George Washington Carver was a singer, artist, piano player and debater. Why, then should we who believe in Christ be so surprised at what God can do with a willing man in a laboratory? The work adds to one's understanding of racial attitudes in the South while presenting an engaging portrait of this folk hero. Abstract: George Washington Carver 1864-1943 is best known for developing new uses for agricultural crops and teaching methods of soil improvement to southern farmers. He would find a barn to sleep in at night, and do any odd jobs a neighbor might need, from washing dishes and cooking to planting, to pay for food and tuition. It is well done and will be of special interest to persons and libraries seeking authoritative material about black Americans.
Also published here are newly uncovered documents and several photographs of Carver with friends. After completing his studies from a local Agricultural College he researched on Pathology and Mycology which made him popular as a botanist. His mother and sister had been taken by slave raiders in the night, never to be seen again. But perhaps more than anything else, these letters allow us to see Carver's deep love for his fellow man, whether manifested in his efforts to treat polio victims in the 1930s or in his incredibly intense and emotionally charged friendships that lasted a lifetime. Projecting a visage of integrity, with rhetorical intensity characteristic of a black preacher, Carver inspired the young to rise above their hardships, as he had, and make their life count. It is well done and will be of special interest to persons and libraries seeking authoritative material about black Americans.
But we get ahead of our story. In a Spirit-filled rush of discovery, Carver separated peanuts into their shells, skins, oils and meats and found all kinds of amazing properties and possibilities. My work, my life, must be in the spirit of a little child seeking only to know the truth and follow it. He took a homestead in west Kansas and endured a blizzard alone in his cabin, and more loneliness. This selection of his letters and other writings reveals both the human side of Carver and the forces that shaped his creative genius. Includes an introduction and commentary. Now it goes without saying that a good steward has to know the state of affairs of what he is managing.