Presentation on theme: "George Washington Carver. Early Life We are not sure of his birth date, because he was a slave. We think it was 1864 or early 1865."— Presentation transcript:
George Washington Carver
Early Life We are not sure of his birth date, because he was a slave. We think it was 1864 or early 1865.
Family He hardly knew his mother or father. His mother got taken away only when he was an infant. His father was a slave too, but his father got killed around the time he was born.
Education The Carvers wanted him to be educated, but he was black. So, all he had was a Webster's Spelling book. He went to African -American school when he was 12. Then, he went to Fort Scott and lived with a blacksmith. He graduated from high school. He tried to go to Highland University, but then they found out he was black, and didn't let him in.
Contributions God and religion were important to him. He studied nature.
Interesting Fact He made more products with sweet potatoes and peanuts.
Interesting Fact Carver didn't accept money for his creations.
Presentation By Carly
Bibliography A picture book of George Washington Carver David A. Adler