Life & Major Events: A Timeline
1864 – George Washington Carver was born in Diamon, Missouri to slave parents.
1865 – George Washington Carver was kidnapped along with his mother by the Ku Klux Klan and was later returned to the owners.
1878 – George began his formal education and left home to study in a school that accepted African-Americans.
1890 – George was accepted into the Simpson Art College.
1891 – George was the first black person to attend Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University). George excelled in his classes and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture.
1896 – George received a Master of Agriculture degree from Iowa State College.
1896 – George accepted the position at Tuskegee Institute and became the Director of Agricultural Research.
1910 – George resigned from the Tuskegee Institute due to the poor working conditions.
1919 – George had made several innovations with peanuts and was invited to speak in front of big producers of peanuts. He had over 100 different products which included peanut butter.
1921 – George was recognized by President Theodore Roosevelt for his accomplishments.
1923 – George received the Spingam Medal for Distinguished Service to Science.
1928 – George received his Doctor of Science from Simpson College.
1937 – George and Henry Ford met in Dearborn, Michigan where they worked on plastics made out of soybeans to be used in cars.
1938 – The Hollywood film "Life of George Washington Carver" was made.
1940 – George donated over 60,000 dollars to the George Washington Carver Foundation.
1943 – George Washington Carver died as a result of a fall down a flight of stairs. He was buried next to his lifelong friend and activist Booker T. Washington.