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It's kinda cliche in the US to celebrate George Washington Carver during , but y'all I just gotta, the man is a complicated, relatable legend.

- "We can synthesize materials for every human need from things that grow."
• huge plant nerd
• chronic health issues
• frustrated genius
• probably bisexual, possibly gray-ace
• orphan, survivor of slavery and endless racism
• radical Christian
• terrible at capitalism
• early champion of ,

• ethnobotanist, environmentalist, food justice activist
• conflict-avoidant
• "kind of a diva", humblebrag master
• anti-racist, but in a passive-aggressive way
• constantly inventing things
• infinite hobbies - painting, crochet, knitting, needlework
• wanted to help everyone
• used his massive influence to share cooking recipes
• fathered a culture of sustainable independent Black farming that healed the damage of colonialist greed to Southern soils, and still endures today

I could go on

@ziggurat I wish I knew more about him other than "peanut guy"

@interneteh I read a bunch of biographies about him; this one's long and detailed, but I want to find a good book: acs.org/content/acs/en/educati

For me the short version is that despite being an intellectual elite and a problematic hot mess, he worked hard to sustainably empower poor black farmers.

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