George Washington Carver National Monument holds first educational presentation of the Summer

Visitors learned about Carver's influence and encouragement on his students

DIAMOND, Mo. – The George Washington Carver National Monument held its first educational presentation of the summer, this weekend. The presentation was called “George Washington Carver: Encouraging the Next Generation.”

Carver was a teacher and mentor to many students at Tuskegee Institute and to other young people throughout his life. Carver was never married and had no children of his own. But visitors learned about the strong relationships with the young men that carried on his work — referred to as “Carver’s Boys.”

“His love and his passion for agriculture, for farming, for helping was something that would stick. Just like any of our teachers today that had an impact on our lives. It became a huge part of who they became,” adds park guide Valerie Baldwin.

On July 11, the George Washington Carver National Monument will state their virtual Carver Day celebration on their Facebook page.

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