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….
Bricks and Peanuts
The Genius of George Washington.Carver
George W. Carver Museum is a red brick structure with two entrances. White sign with name across the top with bust of Carver.between doors.
Inventions of George W. Carver
A jar of Hair Dressing developed by George W. Carver at Tuskegee Institute from peanuts.
Booker T. Washington
Photograph of Booker T. Washington, Founder and First President of Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee Unversity)
Last updated: February 25, 2016