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George Washington Carver (1865?-______________) was an American _______________________, educator, humanitarian, and former _______________________. Carver developed hundreds of products from _______________________, sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans. His discoveries greatly improved the agricultural output and the health of Southern _______________________. Before this, the only main crop in the South was _______________________. The products that Carver invented included a _______________________ substitute, adhesives, foodstuffs, dyes, pigments, and many other products.

Carver was born in the state of _______________________ and was sickly as a _______________________. He was _______________________ when he was young, and was brought up by Moses and Susan Carver on their _______________________. He began school at age 12 and later attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where he was the first black student. He transferred to Iowa Agricultural College to study science, earning a Bachelor of Science degree (in 1894) and a Master of Science degree in bacterial botany and agriculture (in 1897). He then became the first _______________________ faculty member at that _______________________.

Booker T. Washington convinced Carver to _______________________ at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for Negroes (now called Tuskegee University) in Alabama, USA, where Carver headed the agricultural department for 50 years. Carver _______________________ his life savings to a fund designed to encourage agricultural research.




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