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George Washington Carver was an African American scientist and educator. Carver is famous for many inventions including a number of uses for the peanut. Who Was George Washington Carver? George Washington Carver was born enslaved and 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 over 100 products using one major crop — the peanut — including dyes, plastics and gasoline. Early Life Carver was most likely born in 1864 enslaved in Diamond, Missouri, during the Civil War years. Like many children of enslaved, the exact...

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