George Washington Carver

Inventor of peanut butter

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Birth

1694

He was born a slave on a plantation of Moses Carver. His mother was Mary. His Daddy is unknown.

Kansas City

1874

1874 He left the farm where he was born and eventually settled in Minneapolis, Kansas

College

1890

Enrolled at Simpson College to study piano and art, their first Black student

Transfer

1891

Transferred to State Agricultural College (now Iowa State University), Ames, IA

Drawing

1893

Paintings get honorable mention at Chicago World's Fair

Degree

1894

Bachelor of Agriculture Degree earned at Ames

Museum

1938

Development of George Washington Carver Museum by Tuskegee Institute Trustee Board

Awards

1941

Recipient, Award of Merit by Variety Clubs of America

Died

1943

George Washington Carver died