US Stamps~~George Washington Carver

In 1948, the US issued a three cent stamp honoring George Washington Carver. Carver was a great scientist, and through his efforts, poor southern farmers were able to grow rotated crops that benefited the soil, and helped put food on their tables.
It’s a powerful statement that an African American was featured on a postage stamp in 1948, when civil rights were not taken seriously by a multitude of people living at the time. I’m impressed with the government to leap forward with this well deserved acknowledgement, and the government does not impress me that often.

Quotes by Carver:
“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”

“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.”

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.”

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