Inventor's Week: George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver invented hundreds of uses for peanuts, soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes to benefit the black rural poor. Carver declined a salary of more than $100,000 (nearly a million dollars today) to continue this work. Learn more about the man TIME magazine called the "Black Leonardo [da Vinci]" in 1941.

George Washington Carver - Mini Bio

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September 30, 2014
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