Park district could operate Carver center

George Washington Carver became one of the nation's greatest educators and agricultural researchers. He was born in about 1864 (the exact year is unknown) on the Moses Carver plantation in Diamond Grove, Missouri.

Emily Chun creates some artwork in her transitional kindergarten class at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Long Beach. The Long Beach district has been offering the grade in a pilot program. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / February 7

George Washington Carver has been hailed for his innovative development of multiple uses for the humble peanut. But that's just a small part of Carver's groundbreaking contributions to sustainable farming. In honor of Carver and in celebration of Black

It is a month to remember men and women such as George Washington Carver, WEB Dubois and Rosa Parks who faced and overcame enormous challenges and prospered in.

George Washington Carver (front row, center) poses with fellow staff members at the Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University) Alabama. Carver worked at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama for most of his adult life.