During the 1998-1999 academic year, Iowa State University celebrated the legacy of its first African American student and faculty member, George Washington Carver.  Renowned for developing innovative uses for a variety of agricultural crops such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, Carver's legacy at Iowa State is even more than academic achievement.   He was an accomplished musician, artist, orator, athletic trainer and student leader. Iowa State's land-grant heritage provided a rich environment where he could take root and blossom.  It is an environment that remains rich in academic, cultural, artistic and athletic opportunities.


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George Washington Carver All-University Celebration
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Comments: Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Head, Special Collections Department
Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library
Revised: 31 January 2007


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