Never Lose Hope — as Hope Sustains Life: George Washington Carver’s Legacy

“When there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver. An acclaimed man of science, George Washington Carver was a trailblazer for the black men and women who would follow in his footsteps and pursue higher education. He was motivated from a young age and had ambition. In everything he did, he wanted to excel. George Washington Carver was born a slave in 1964 right before slavery was abolished in 1965. Throughout his life, he stayed hopeful even through the many trials and adversity he faced.

George Washington Carver is now known as the “Peanut Man” among many other names. He was given this title because of his fascination with learning more about the peanut plant. He saw the potential in such a small thing, yet today we use many products that were either invented or inspired by George Washington Carver. He also impacted the black community in many ways. George grew up in Missouri during the Reconstruction era, which was a turbulent time for the whole country.

This forced him to be creative and industrious in his thinking. He and his parents were taken from the Carver plantation by slave raiders when he was only one week old. His parents were never heard from again, but he was retrieved by one of Mr. Carver’s men. He was raised by the Carvers, and the mistress of the house, Mrs. Carver, taught George to read and write. He discovered his passion for knowledge and immediately wanted to do whatever he could to learn as much as he could.

As soon as he was old enough he left “home” and went to a black kids’ school, 10 miles away. He soon had risen to the top of his class in high school and was accepted to a college in Kansas. But when the college found out that George was black they kicked him out. He didn’t give up though, he began to practice biology at home. Soon he found that it interested him and proved himself to the Iowa State University recruiters. In the 1890s Carver attended and graduated from Iowa State. He majored in biology and soon discovered another passion of his, helping others. He had already created a name and reputation for himself. He was known for being a highly intelligent, respectable, passionate man. He wasn’t known for what was on the outside, such as his skin color, but rather for what was on the inside, his brain, and his heart. He saw that the main agricultural industry in the south, cotton farming, was becoming less and less prolific as the croplands were growing sparse. Carver decided to do something important. To make a change.

First George decided he needed to find a replacement crop to make up for the dwindling cotton plants. He also knew it would need to be a soil-enriching plant, this would help bring nutrients back into the dried-out farmlands. In his searching, he found a plant that would impact humans more than he could ever know. Peanuts. Even today we don’t think of the peanut plant as being extremely important, sure it gave us some good sandwiches and a nice afternoon snack. But we don’t realize is that there’s more behind this discovery than simple meal-time indulgences. Behind this plant, we can find a story of hope, ingenuity, and perseverance, not to mention incredible leadership and a hope that would last generations. George Washington Carver saw something in this plant that others didn’t. He saw potential. And he was willing to put his time, money, and reputation at risk in order to find a cure for the broken southern economy.

After many failed experiments and numerous unsuccessful trials, he came up with hundreds of ingenious inventions. He created soaps, milk, plastics, dyes, cosmetics, ink, medicinal oils, synthetic rubber, vinegar, and even more products. This was possibly one of the greatest biological breakthroughs of this time. People were shocked, thrilled, and a bit suspicious of all of these new products and inventions. Though soon time would tell that George Washington Carver, a black, former slave, raised by his parents’ owners, destined to be nothing but another statistic, had invented products that, almost 130 years later, are being used by billions of people worldwide. His story is simply one of many that show that if we continue to persevere, work hard to achieve our goals, and never, never give up hope, we too can make a difference. George Washington Carver showed his ambition and drive in anything and everything he did. He was determined to make a name for himself and help his community out. He gave back to those who had given him so much. “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Boom Grades
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
english comp
Thank you for all your hard time.
Customer 452509, June 27th, 2021
Literature
Absolutely LOVE having help especially from the person who wrote this last one. THANK YOU
Customer 452529, November 19th, 2021
Classic English Literature
Awesome Job... you are the best!
Customer 452531, November 27th, 2021
Classic English Literature
Absolutely LOVE the essay I received. I really appreciate it so much.
Customer 452529, October 25th, 2021
Classic English Literature
Great Work as Usual. Thank you . I received an A on the paper!
Customer 452531, November 9th, 2021
English 101
perfect! thanks!
Customer 452543, December 1st, 2021
english comp
Great paper and done before the deadline. Thank you
Customer 452509, June 15th, 2021
world civilization
Thank you for the quick response
Customer 452509, June 27th, 2021
Exercise Science
Thank you so much for your time.
Customer 452545, December 5th, 2021
Religious studies
I recommend this service they always help. I got an A in this project thanks.
Customer 452507, October 5th, 2021
Medicine
Great content.
Customer 452549, February 8th, 2022
English comp
Got a 94% thank you!
Customer 452509, June 27th, 2021
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat