He proved to be an excellent student and upon graduation he became the school’s first African-American faculty member. Washington to become the Director of the Agriculture Department at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School in Tuskegee, Alabama. These scavenger hunts with his students were an early example of recycling and the conservation of natural resources.Upon arriving, he found that the school was short on funds so Dr. He and his students would search trash heaps for items to use. Thus began an adventure in Alabama that would span five decades.He was left with many free hours to wander the woods — collecting rocks and flowers, and beginning a lifelong love affair with nature.
The man who owned George at the time didn’t want to give George back, so Moses’ owner traded a horse for the boy.
George was given back to his father suffering from a terrible case of whooping cough, and ended up with a noticeable stutter.
After the Civil War, George was set free at the age of 10.
Once he was free, George set out to get an education.
It was there that George became the first African American to get a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters Degree in bacterial botany and agriculture.
After his graduation, George started teaching classes about agriculture and chemurgy. Washington, the founder of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro’s, convinced George to come there and serve as the director of agriculture.
While trying to overcome many frustrating and bitter obstacles, George finally made his way through high school.
George went to school until the age of 30, but his age didn’t stop him from finding more education.
In 1916, he published the research bulletin, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.” At the time, the boll weevil had destroyed Alabama’s cotton crop and many farmers had turned to peanuts as a cash crop.
Growing peanuts contributed to the sustainability of farms, in part because peanuts naturally add beneficial nitrogen to the soil.