Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 7

George Washington Carver Tech

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 15, 2005 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • In 1925, Carver was granted a patent for making face cream primarily from peanuts.

    • Inventor Thomas Edison once offered Carver a six-figure salary to work for him. Carver declined and stayed at Tuskegee Institute, where he earned $1500 per year.

    • In 1921, Carver was invited to testify at a congressional hearing for a proposal tariff on peanuts. He was allotted ten minutes, but congressmen were so impressed by Carver's testimony that he was allowed to speak for over an hour and a half.

    • One of George Washington Carver's closest friends at Iowa State was James Wilson, who would later become Secretary of Agriculture under President William McKinley.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: He introduced the lowly peanut to big business and changed the course of southern agriculture. He turned soybeans into plastic and carved his place in history. An orphaned slave set free with a microscope and a vision. Now, George Washington Carver Tech, on Modern Marvels.

  • Notes

    • George Washington Carver (archival footage)

      Henry Ford (archival footage)

      Booker T. Washington (archival footage)

      Franklin D. Roosevelt (archival footage)

      Rudolf Diesel (archival footage)

      Dr. Walter A. Hill
      Dean, Agricultural Sci., Tuskagee University

      David Robinson
      10-time NBA All-Star

      Dr. J. Frank McGill
      Prof. of Agronomy, Univ. of Georgia

      Benjamin Franklin Payton, PhD
      President, Tuskegee University

      Lana Henry
      George W. Carver Nat'l Monument

      Kay Hively
      Carver Historian

      Peter Dunca Burchard
      Carver Biographer

      Dr. Ralphenia Pace
      Food and Nutri. Training, Tuskegee U.

      Michelle Mosely
      Brand Manager, Peter Pan

      Ken McRee
      VP, Manufacturing, Golden Peanut

      Mike Boyd
      GM, Peanut Crushing Div., Golden Peanut

      Eric Niemann
      Chair, New Uses, United Soybean Board

      R.J. Fisher
      Consultant, United Soybean Board

      Amy Sigg Davis
      Director, United Soybean Board

      Sonja Tiegs
      Conservation Coordinator, Shedd Aquarium

      Joe Jobe
      Exec. Dir., Natl. Biosiesel Board

      Dr. Marceline Egnin
      Biotech and Genomic Lab, Tuskegee Univ.

      Dr. Desmond Mortley
      NASA Project Coordinator, Tuskegee Univ.

      B.D. Mayberry, PhD
      Former Carver Student

      Executive Producer: Don Cambou
      Writer: Joanne Fish
      Producer: Joanne Fish
      Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
      Associate Producer: Dan Gibbons
      Associate Producer: Emily Lau
      Editor: Robert Lattanzio
      Narrator: Max Raphael
      Music: Guy Thomas
      Producer: Bruce Nash
      Creator: Bruce Nash
      Production Manager: Shelia Collins
      Post Producer: Tim Knauff
      Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
      Director of Research: Anthony Lacques
      Production Controller: Dani Eslin
      Accountant: Sheridan Liu
      Coordinator: Melinda Esquibel
      Researcher: Mikki Del Monico
      Researcher: John Knapp
      Researcher: Sean Heckman
      Researcher: Tom Barclay
      Clearance Coordinator: D.W. Blakeslee
      Voice over Coordinator: Mikki Del Monico
      Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
      Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
      Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
      Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
      Camera: Henry Abler
      Camera: Ken Freund
      Camera: Dale Gray
      Camera: Pat Gregory
      Camera: Craig Kauffman
      Camera: Bruce Maniscalco
      Camera: David Palmer
      Field Audio: Joe Bryan
      Field Audio: Allen Green
      Field Audio: Jim Hamilton
      Field Audio: Michael Heid
      Field Audio: Ben Moyer
      Online Editor: John Price
      Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
      Animation: Victor Bornia
      Historical Consultant: Peter Duncan Burchard
      Historical Consultant: Kay Hively
      Technical Consultant: Chris Toebben

      Special Thanks:
      Karen Andersen
      Scott Bentley
      Jenna Higgins
      Jay-Lin Jane
      Terry Kyle
      Rev. William Lennard
      Barb McBreen
      Perminus Mingara
      Brenda Murphy
      Keith Roberts
      The Carver Academy

      Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
      Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

  • Allusions