Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Monday, January 16, 2012

George Washington Carver

Martin Luther King was a great man, but I think all Americans should know the story of Carver, who truly lived the American dream.

This month we remember his birth as a slave it 1864, and his death in 1943. He raised himself from slavery through a college education, discovered hundreds of uses for plants previously unknown, and basically was a perfect example of all that is great about our country.

Why is it that we only have national holidays for politicians and certain people who died violently, and not for those Americans who did so much to better the lives of all humanity?

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