George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised hundreds products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943.
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