George Washington Carver


was born in Diamond, Missouri at about 1865 as a slave child on Moses and Susan’s farm. Born and raised by his mother Mary, George was always having a whooping cough. One cold night, night raiders or slave robbers, came and took Mary and George from their home. The Carvers hired their neighbor, John Bentley, to go and find Mary and George. When John returned he had only brought back George and said that his mother could not be found. This was the beginning of ’s life.
Since George was a very sick child and always having a whooping cough, he was given the job of working around the house and his favorite job, working in the garden. When George was not tending the garden or ...

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parents and playmates were white, he developed a strong friendship with most everybody and continued contact with them even after he left his hometown. The nighttime was about the same as everybody’s, except George and his brother went out to explore while the elders were asleep. During the night he would observe plants and also have fun riding sheep until punished by his parents. George learned very quickly. He mastered everything that was taught to him. This life style helped him become aware of his special talents before the difference of his skin color.


Having white friends and white parents, George was excepted by anybody he came into contact with. He had a strong religious faith. There was no official religion for him, but he attended a little Locust Grove Church. While attending this church, he received religious practicing from a large variety of Methodist, Baptist, Campbellite, and Presbyterian circuit preachers. This gave George an unorthodox and ...

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but all in vain." (George Washington Carver Scientist & Symbol, Linda O. McMurry).

A young educated man named Steven Slane was George’s private tutor. At the age of 12, he moved to Neosho to get a better education.


In Neosho, George moved into a house with Mariah and Andrew Watkins in exchange in helping with the chores. He was more that willing to work hard for a great education. As he stepped through the door of a one room school house to meet his teacher Stephan Frost, it was then that he finally met someone with more knowledge than he. This began to fall apart because he learned so well and fast, he had to look else where. He moved to Fort Scott and lived with ...

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