George Washington Carver, born into slavery in January 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri, was a prominent African-American scientist and inventor. He is best known for the many uses he devised for the peanut.
Quote: "When you do the common things in life, in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
Today's announcement came from junior Marhia Torres. She holds the post of Parliamentarian in the Black Student Union.