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Wordless Wednesday: George Washington Carver and Tuskegee Staff

February 3rd, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

George Washington Carver (center), pictured with some other members of the Tuskegee Institute faculty.


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14 Responses

  1. Sukhmandir Kaur

    I love old photos. That is a great mustache!

  2. Stan

    Your historic photos are very engaging. Each face has a story.

  3. Villager

    Happy WW! I wonder if Booker T. Washington recognized how powerful an example he would make for African Americans…

    I invite your blog readers to see an uplifting photo of two baby lions who remind us that there is always a chance for peace.

    Shalom & Salam, Villager

  4. Courtney

    Great, great photo. Thx

  5. sarala

    I read a lot of biographies as a kid and Booker T. was one of my heroes.

  6. √ėyvind

    I love your photos, happy WW!

    I’ve read many sad stories from Tuskegee.

  7. DNLee

    how timely. I recently visited the GWC exhibit at the Missouri History Museum (I’ll be blogging about the visit, soon). This picture was on display. Accroding the exhibit, GWC was not well-liked by the other faculty members. 1) he was very well paid, compared to the others
    2) he was educated at a black institution, and
    3) he participated in larger scientific (public) discourse and interacted with members of the majority population for professional purposes. Washington wanted more recognition for his work and the chance to interact with other chemists and applied scientists. This behavior did not sit well with the rest of the faculty.

  8. Clnmike

    Great pic

  9. Keith

    Hey Ajuan.

    What a great piece of history this photo represents. Happy WW!

  10. Monochrome Friday

    Old photos brings back old memories, this is such a keeper…. Hope that you’ll also share your photos in our weekly photo meme.

  11. Ajuan Mance

    Hi everyone! Thanks for dropping in. Be sure to stop by again this week. I hope you’ll enjoy my next Wordless Wednesday as much as the last.

    PS: Monochrome Friday, thanks for the invitation! I’ll definitely take you up on that.


    Ajuan Mance

  12. Pagan Sphinx - Massachusetts

    I was always fascinated by the brilliance and ingenuity of G.W. Carver. As a high school student, I did a report on him for American History. While most other school reports are long forgotten, I still remember what I learned about him.

    This was a great post, thanks.

  13. Lurker

    Awesome photo! GWC still looks surreal, even surrounded by others of that period. Thanks for sharing – Loving it!

  14. GRA

    Great Photo. I am researching my famliy genealogy and my great great uncle attended Tuskegee six months after Dr. Carver came there to teach. His major was agriculture and he graduated in 1899. In the 1900 census was cited as a teacher; therefore, I believe that one of the gentlemen seated with Dr. Carver in this photo is my uncle. The photo was taken in 1902 by a Caucasian female photographer. Do you know the names of the gentlemen seated with Dr. Carver in this photo?

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