DEARBORN – Dearborn Public Library will host a free online forum via Zoom on George Washington Carver at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27, presented by Dixie Sandborn of Michigan State University Extension.
No registration is necessary.
Sandborn will discuss Carver’s life and work, with a focus on some of his greatest achievements in horticulture and gardening.
In a 2019 article entitled “George Washington Carver’s contributions to agriculture in the U.S.,” Sandborn writes that Carver was “a world-class educator and famous botanist.” He developed hundreds of uses for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato.
Sandborn points out a local connection: “He has a link with Michigan, as Henry Ford became one of his best friends. As Carver aged, Ford made sure an elevator was installed in the dorm at Tuskegee where Carver lived throughout his tenure.”
Sandborn concludes her article: “With all this fame and notoriety, Carver was a humble man, an accomplished artist and pianist, a true friend and humanitarian, and worked endlessly for racial equality.”
Sandborn has worked for MSU Extension for more than 20 years and is the 4-H horticulture specialist.
To join the talk, visit the events calendar at dearbornlibrary.org on the date/time of the presentation and click on the Zoom link (or call the number) provided there. If you have any questions, please contact the Library directly at (313) 943-2330.