George Washington Carver

  • by Linda McMurry Edwards
  • Narrated by Roscoe Orman
  • 1 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

George Washington Carver began life as a slave in the tumultuous world of pre - Civil War Missouri. After the war, the orphaned Carver worked as a farmer, a hotel cook, and a laundryman while pursuing an education. As a professor at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Carver spearheaded the initiative to cultivate peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes to revive the South's dismal agricultural economy. He also researched the domestic and industrial possibilities of these crops, and is most remembered for the invention of peanut butter.


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Wonderful Story of a Great Man.

Great story read by a great reader. Enjoyed the many voices in the characters. It was as though I was sitting watching a play rather than having a book read to me. Thank you Audible.
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- L. Nickel "PCGal5"

Unsung Hero

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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- Al-Yassa Al-Mahi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios