Carver Day

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Carver Day in USA in 2024
Image: George Washington Carver. from Library of Congress[.

About Carver Day

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Dates of Carver Day
2024 USA Friday, January 5thCarver Day
2023 USA Thursday, January 5thCarver Day
2022 USA Wednesday, January 5thCarver Day
2021 USA Tuesday, January 5thCarver Day
2020 USA Sunday, January 5thCarver Day
Summary
This national day celebrates the life of George Washington carver, a great African American scientist.

This is a rarely acknowledged National Holiday to recognize a great African American scientist. In 1935, George Washington Carver was specifically appointed to the Department of Agriculture by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to address the southern farming crisis.

Among other enactments he advised farmers to use crop rotation. Carver's accomplishments found that since peanuts and sweet potato crops have nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their roots, these plants restore nitrogen levels in the soil, which helps other plants like soybeans, potatoes and cotton to grow better.

Dr. Carver was awarded the Roosevelt Medal in 1939 for saving Southern agriculture, which was later instrumental in feeding the United States during World War II). It was also the reason that, upon his death on Jan. 5, 1943, Dr. Carver’s hometown was made a historic site.

President Harry S. Truman signed the Joint Resolution on December 28, 1945, saying, "I do hereby call upon officials of the Government to have the flag at half staff on all government buildings on January 5, 1946, in commemoration of the achievements of George Washington Carver."

During the 79th Congress, Public Law 290 was passed to designate January 5th of each year as George Washington Carver Recognition Day.

Reference:
Office of Senator Christopher Bond,
Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

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