George Washington Carver was not gay, he was castrated by a white racist here in America.
One listens to his voice and he sounds like a seven year old girl; there are a few people who know the truth.
Dick Gregory and myself as far as I know, yet there are others, white biographers who are so ashamed they dare
not reveal this truth. I have researched and studied the life of George Washington Carver for the past forty years,
so today I want to clear up a few things about my favorite hero.
Are you still there?
Now let’s proceed with this sketch of the most accomplished American of the 20th century.
George Washington Carver was born into slavery around 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri,
a frail and sickly child most of his young life. He was so ill suited for work in the field that his
owner traded young George for a broken down race horse. I often wonder, how this boy could ever dream of being free and educated. The harshness of his existence and nonexistence of a single role model baffles the mind. I began to study the life of this great
agricultural genius in 1984 when I was asked to portray Dr. Carver in a Off-Broadway production called, “Carver”…in preparing for my role I discovered the most exciting subject I had ever read about up until that time, and even now, no one has ever overcome more hardships than this quiet humble man known the world over as the “Wizard From Tuskegee.”
The accomplishments of this great man are too many to list but I’ll just share a few that stand out with me. In 1918 the great inventor Thomas Edison offered George Washington Carver
$200,000 to come work for him at an annual salary of $100,000.
During WWI he worked to replace the textile dyes that were being imported from Europe; he ended up producing over 500 different shades. In 1927 he invented a process for producing
paints and stains from Soybeans. There was a Hollywood movie made about his life in 1938 called, “Life of George Washington Carver” and in 1942 Henry Ford erected the George Washington Carver Museum.
George Washington Carver is the only American to have two U.S. Naval Ships named after him.
George Washington Carver is the only American to have two U.S. Postage stamps in his image.
George Washington Carver is the only Black American that has a fifty cents coin with his image.
If you were to take a poll and ask who is the most accomplished Black American, many would say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I have studied the life of both men extensively and as a classically trained New York stage actor I was blessed to portray both of these great men in
Off-Broadway productions. I can tell you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized the greatness
of Dr. C because when he was just a young boy, Dr. Martin Luther King’s parents were in awe of Dr. George Washington Carver and they told young Martin very wonderful stories about Dr. Carver the great Wizard From Tuskegee. Martin Luther King’s favorite hero as a boy and into adulthood was none other than George Washington Carver.
Today, in fact there are more schools in America named after George Washington Carver
than any other American, living or dead.
Dr. George Washington Carver was a world figure even bigger than Muhummad Ali, he was a giant in the world of education, science, politics, culture (Hollywood) he was the first real Black super hero in America. He was an inspiration to the parents of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.White Americans from the 30’s 40’s and 50’s can tell you about the great accomplishments of Dr. carver because he was an American icon.
One has no clue about Black History if one does not havea knowledge of the greatness of this very marvelous man,
George Washington Carver. I keep pictures of Dr. Carver in my living room and bedroom and each time I look into his eyes I
am inspired to be more and do more with my life.
I have a series of programs on the life of George Washington Carver at YouTube, the programs are titled:
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER SOCIETY.