Talk:George Washington Carver

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Eddie Murphy on George Washington Carver[edit]

The article should mention the Saturday Night Live "Black History Minute" skit featuring Eddie Murphy as Shabazz K. Morton dealing with George Washington Carver. A transcript follows:

Shabazz K. Morton: Hello, my name is Professor Shabazz K. Morton. In 1895, at the Tuskagee Institute in Alabama, a black man named George Washington Carver developed a new method of soul.. soil.. improvement through crop rotation.. [ a couple of audience members snicker at Murphy's blooper, causing him to break character ] So I messed up - SHUT UP! [ adjusting his shades so he can read the cue cards ] Stop clapping before y'all make me smile! [ back in character ] ..to end the South African cultural dependence on cotton alone. As a result, Carver came up with hundreds of industrial uses for the peanut. Sure, industrial uses.

Meanwhile, one night, he's having a few friends over to his house for dinner. And one of them leans over and says to Dr. Carver, "Excuse me, George? What's that your putting on your bread?" Carver says, "Oh, that's nothing but a butter substitute that I made from peanuts. I can't digest all that animal fat, you know." So the other fellow tasted it, and he says, "Hmm.. this pastes pretty.. this tastes.." [ the audience again laughs at Murphy's blooper, causing him to break character again ] Yeah? Keep on smiling. [ back in character ] "This tastes pretty good, man. Mind if we take a peek at the recipe?" And Dr. Carver says, "Take a peek? Man, you can have it. Who's gonna eat butter made out of peanuts? No, I'm working on a method to compress peanuts into phonograph needles."

So, Professor Carver's two dinner guests.. [ Murphy removes his shades for better cue card reading ] ..Edward "Skippy" Williamson and Frederick "Jif" Armstrong - two white men - stole George Washington Carver's recipe for peanut butter, copyrighted it, and reaped untold fortunes from it. While Dr. Carver died penniless and insane, still trying to play a phonograph record with a peanut.

This has been "Black History Minute". I'm Professor Shabazz K. Morton. Good night.[1]

Adding pictures of the commemorative coin mentioned in the article.[edit]

I'm new at this and feel a bit lost as to how to add content to a protected article.

I noticed that this article mentioned a commemorative coin but there was no image of it available. I own one of these coins and would like to add the front and back images of the coin to the article but have no idea of how to do it.

The above images were taken by myself and I release them for use in the George Washington Carver and the Booker T. Washington Wiki articles.

Semi-protected edit request on 9 February 2015 need help with it[edit]

170.235.205.98 (talk) 18:50, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

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Extant writings[edit]

I have been unable to find an online copy of Carver's Master's thesis, and neither could I find more than the titles of his bulletins from his time in Tuskegee. Are there copies of these still in existence? If so, where can they be found?CountMacula (talk) 04:41, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 April 2015 (broken link)[edit]

The link to the George Washington Carver Correspondence Collection under Other is broken. Currently, it is:

George Washington Carver Correspondence Collection

It should be

George Washington Carver Correspondence Collection

(collection.php should be collection2.php) Sheepeeh (talk) 14:08, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Kharkiv07Talk 14:55, 7 April 2015 (UTC)