‘Dr. George Washington Carver, scientist and discoverer of over 300 products from the peanut, was successful in getting a Branch Agricultural Experiment Station and Agricultural School at Tuskegee Normal School on this date February 15, 1897.’
(photo: Dr. George Washington Carver (center bottom) and the Tuskegee Staff)
Frederick Augustus Douglass, orator, activist, and abolitionist, was born a slave in Tuckahoe, MD, on this date February 14, 1817. Douglass was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp issued on his birthday 150 years later.