Historic Markers Across Alabama

Carver's Laboratory

Marker ID:  
Location: University Avenue, Tuskegee Institute, AL
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 26.002    W 085° 42.801
  32.43336666    -85.71335
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


Carver's Laboratory
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

The primary idea in all of my work was to help the farmer and fill the poor man's empty dinner pail . . .
—George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver taught classes and developed new products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other crops here in his Milbank Agricultural Hall laboratory. In his 47-year career at Tuskegee, Carver created extension services for black farmers and homemakers, the first experimental station in a black college, and numerous other agricultural innovations.

His scientific legacy lives on at Milbank's Center for Plant Biotechnology Research, where students have experimented with raising vegetables in a weightless environment on behalf of the U.S. Space Program.

[Photo Captions]
{Top Right}: Today students study plant, animal, and environmental sciences.

{Main Photo}: George Washington Carver, second from right, instructs students in the chemistry lab.

National Park Service, Department of the Interior.


More information:
NPS - Tuskegee University
Wikipedia - Booker T. Washington
Wikipedia - George Washington Carver

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