Near Diamond in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
George Washington Carver National Monument
Immediately after George Washington Carverís death in 1943, the United States Congress recognized the importance of keeping his memory alive by establishing Carverís birthplace as a national monument.
George Washington Carver first made an impression on Congress when he appeared before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee in 1921 to win a tariff bill that would help the Southís peanut farmers. Years later Congress recognized a man who had risen out of enslavement through an era of torturous segregation and discrimination to become an extraordinary contributor to the nationís scientific, economic, and social well-being. It decided that Carverís birthplace would serve as a fitting setting to interpret his inspiring story. National leaders also hoped that such an honor for an African American would strengthen national unity during wartime and promote interracial goodwill. Carver is commemorated here through an agricultural landscape and the natural beauty that inspired him many accomplishments.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 36° 59.162′ N, 94° 21.313′ W. Marker is near Diamond, Missouri, in Newton County. Click for map. Marker is on the George Washington Carver National
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Moses Carver Farm (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver's Birthplace (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver's Thoughts (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of George Washington Carver (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember (about 400 feet away); Special Moments in the Woods (about 500 feet away); Moses Carver Family Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Williams' Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Diamond.
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Carver National Monument. (Submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. George Washington Carver: Famous Missourian. (Submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. (Submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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