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George Washington Carver By: Rebecca Vanecek George W. Carver learned about his mother from his aunt Sue. When he grew up she showed him his mothers old spinning wheel. He didn’t know much about his mom so she wanted to show him a little bit about his moms past. When George W. Carver was young he loved animals. Since he loved animals he had a pet frog. His mom/aunt didn’t want the frog living inside so he made a little hut for the frog to sleep in by the chimney. George W. Carver also loved plants. He made a secret garden in the woods that no one knew about. After George W. Carver saw his neighbors parlor he was so fascinated he became an artist from that day until the day he died. George W. Carver had to sleep in a barn over the night. In the morning he met a nice lady named Mariah. Soon after her and her foster parents, Aunt Mariah and Uncle Andy. George W. Carver saw a music teacher out his window and started playing his accordion. The music teacher heard him and shook his head no, saying he wasn’t good. George W. Carver was the last living person in his family. After he hadn’t heard from his brother for over a year, someone had told him he died a year before. When George W. Carver was in his early twenties, he wanted to go to Highland Collage in Kansas. When he went to apply, the principal asked who he was. After he said who he was the principal said African American’s were not allowed to attend Highland Collage. Carver was so mad. When George W. Carver was singing in church the choir leader was impressed with George’s singing. She invited George over to her house to give him more singing lessons. Since she loved art, in return, from the music lessons, George gave her art lessons.
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