Discover the inventor, scientist, American icon at George Washington Carver National Monument

Story and photos by Anthonie and Shatara Seymour
Special to GUIDON

 For many Americans, George Washington Carver’s name conjures images of peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. To others, his achievements as a scientist and inventor are eclipsed by the fact that he was an African American who excelled in an almost exclusively white profession in the early 20th century.

 However, few know of his love and great talent for art, especially painting. Visitors can learn about Carver’s love of art and hundreds of other facts about his powerful life and enduring legacy of service at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Missouri.