Black Scientists Contributions on Exhibit in Chicago, St. Louis

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Black Scientists Contributions on Exhibit in Chicago, St. Louis

Going Green is not new, and neither is the participation of the African-American Community in the Green Movement or Green Economy. Dr. George Washington Carver (a Missouri native) was essentially the leader in U.S. Green Innovation. This winter, two cities will host exhibits that pay special tribute to his and other Black Scientists' contributions.

Scope Out Black Creativity at the Museum of Science and Industry

Botanist and inventor George Washington Carver and modern-day black contributors to ecology, conservationism and environmental issues will feature in Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s 37th annual Black Creativity celebration: Green Revolution.

On view from January 15th to March 1st, “green pioneer” George Washington Carver, whose studies and teaching revolutionized American agriculture, will feature along with the contributions of black farmers, engineers, designers, plant geneticists, entrepreneurs, and historically black colleges and universities.

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Exhibition George Washington Carver at the Missouri History Museum St. Louis

Through rich imagery, historical artifacts, audio-visual programs, and hands-on interactives, visitors will discover how Carver went from slave to scholar, his pioneering of natural product development, the work he did to resurrect the soil of the South, why he was the people’s scientist, and what his legacy is today.

This exhibition was created by The Field Museum, Chicago, in collaboration with Tuskegee University and the National Park Service, and is on exhibit November 29, 2008 - March 1, 2009.