Black History Month Fact of the Day 2/12/20

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“Hello my name is Jena and I’m Riada and here is your Black History Fact of the Day.
According to History.com, George Washington Carver didn’t begin formal education until he was about 12. Carver received a full scholarship to Kansas’ Highland College, but when he showed up on campus to enroll, school administers refused to admit him–claiming they had been unaware of his race. When he was denied admission to college, he educated himself. Later he was able to enroll at Iowa State University being the school’s first black student and first African-American to earn his master’s in agricultural sciences in 1896. Beginning in 1906 Carver helped organize agricultural schools on wheels that traveled to help the lack of educational opportunities. He developed 300 derivative products from peanuts among them cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils and cosmetics.
Thanks From African American Caucus Club!”