Cover of "Carver: A Life in Poems" ©Amerikahaus München

"Carver: A Life in Poems" by Marilyn Nelson

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 6 p.m.

George Washington Carver was determined to help the people he loved: Born a slave in Missouri, he left home in search of an education, eventually earning his master's degree. When Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute, Carver truly found his calling. He spent the rest of his life seeking solutions to the poverty among landless Black farmers by developing new uses for soil-replenishing crops such as peanuts, cowpeas, and sweet potatoes. This award-winning biography is told lyrically through the exquisite poetry of Marilyn Nelson.

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Photo: Cover of "Carver: A Life in Poems" ©Amerikahaus München