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George Washington Carver Day

January 5
By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

 

Born in a slave family in 1864, George Washington Carver became a teacher, scientist, and advocate for poor African-Americans. Trained as an agricultural chemist, he pioneered programs to improve crops in his native South. Through various projects, he demonstrated how fertility could be restored to ther land by diversification, especially by planting peanuts and sweet potatoes. He taught at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and died on this day in 1943 after a life of service to others.

To Name This Day:

Watch a short biographical video about George Washington Carver's life and work.

Reflect upon the wisdom of George Washington Carver:

"If you love it enough, anything will talk to you"

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."

"How far you get in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

"Where there is no vision, there is no hope."

Related Practices
Hope
Kindness
Love
Vision
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