George Washington Carver
- The Life of the Great American Agriculturalist
- Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
- Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-02-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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By Ryanne on 02-11-13
I learned something today. This is a must read.
I learned something about the Indelible American spirit in the face of adversity and obstacles. This book is a must read for anyone who considers themselves knowledgeable. You may be surprised what you didn't know.
I really liked how the Author was true to the spirit of George Washington Carvers environment in the south during the late eighteen hundreds. The performance was very well done. The Auditor brought the characters to life with grace and breath.
This was story of strength and quite ferocity. This man was able to get things done even when every door was closed to him. He found a window. This must be where the saying "no excuses" comes from because Mr. Carver was under constant threat of lynching, beatings, jailings and other atrocities visited upon this race of people in that era and yet he educated not only himself, but thousands of others. I had chills when I finished reading this book and though I have never been subjugated, I felt a call to action. "Each One SHOULD Teach One".
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By Al-Yassa Al-Mahi on 01-07-16
I largely ignored the contributions made by George Washington Carver because as I was growing up, he was only mention once a year...among other Black figures.
So I didn't really learn about him because all other Black heroes were lumped together in a span of 28 days.
This does not excuse me from "seeking the info" on my own time, so unfortunately I'm doing this in adulthood.
I will make sure my children know this man and many other of our Black contributors to the world.
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