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 ,

@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:

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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