encountering a man of greatness.., Henry Ford Museum Detroit Michigan Dec 4 2010
.. From Slave to Scholar..
there was a special exhibition titled as above in the museum about a scholar whom I've never heard about..
Now I just like to share some of his quotes which reveal his greatness.. as I found after a simple web search..
George Washington Carver..was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born before slavery was abolished in Missouri in January 1864. Much of Carver's fame is based on his research into and promotion of crops as alternatives to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes that used peanuts...
- Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.
- Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
- Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
- When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be.