George Washington Carver
In the late 1800s, a slave owned by Moses and Susan Carver was stolen with her two children. The Carvers searched for them, finding only baby George.
An inquisitive child, he quickly learned to memorize and recite Bible verses!
Always pursuing education despite obstacles to black men of his time, George Washington Carver became one of the best-known African Americans of his era—a renowned botanist and inventor who advocated for agricultural innovation!
Invited to head up the first agriculture program at Tuskegee Institute, he distinguished himself at that institution for nearly fifty years.
Carver also organized Bible classes on campus.
Students recalled his reminder from the first chapter of Genesis: "Not one of all the millions of things He [God] made was left until it was pronounced, ‘very good.’ What an example for us!”