• The front of the Carver Museum with a bust of Dr. Carver

    Tuskegee Institute

    National Historic Site Alabama

Bricks and Peanuts

In 1881, Booker T. Washington arrived in Alabama and started building Tuskegee Institute both in reputation and literally brick by brick.  He recruited the best and the brightest to come and teach here including George Washington Carver who arrived in 1896.  Carver’s innovations in agriculture, especially with peanuts, expanded Tuskegee’s standing throughout the country.  The story continues….

Did You Know?


George Washington Carver developed over 300 uses for the peanut, over 100 for the sweet potato, and many others for the soy bean--including soy bean plastic for car parts.