George Washington Carver: Scientist and Symbol
February 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM to
February 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM
MU Campus—Ellis Library, State Historical Society
Executive Director Gary R. Kremer and Professor Charles Nilon of the School of Natural Resources in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, will present a program on George Washington Carver--sure to move us past a simplistic understanding of him as the first African American scientist who studied the peanut at Tuskeegee Institute. Dr. Nilon will discuss the depth of Carver as a scientist and focus on Carver's work in conservation, while Dr. Kremer will explain how Carver does not align easily as hero or myth but is better understood as an extraordinarily complex man living in an extremely complicated society. Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Black Studies Program, 573-882-6229, email@example.com