HEROES: Servant of the Lord

Near Joplin last week, the state of Missouri and the U.S. Government established the first national monument ever dedicated to a U.S. Negro: a 210-acre memorial to George Washington Carver, who was born a slave and became one of the foremost of American agricultural scientists. Even as an old man, benign and toothless, white-cropped Scientist Carver never stopped his inspired puttering in the laboratory he developed at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute.

Carver had one great objective: to free the South from industrial bondage to the North. With tools originally assembled from scrapheap oddments,...

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