George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way
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The film makers have included interviews with experts, including a ranger from the Carver National Monument and the interpretive director of the Carver Birthplace Association. There are great Carver-era photographs and viewers have the opportunity to see where Carver grew up and accomplished his great work.
Of course the story wouldn't be complete without a thorough discussion of the prejudice Carver had to overcome and the influence he had on the advancement of rights of black people. Also, to the delight of those of us who are tired of seeing watered-down biographies (books or movies) that remove any mention of religion, it's wonderful to see an inclusion of Carver's strong faith. Finally, the man had a GREAT mind. We learn about his often difficult (due to prejudice) strive for education and how he was able to become one of the greatest scientists to ever live.
The film really left me with a much greater appreciation of Carver's life experiences, goals, and accomplishments. I would highly recommend it!
Sonya Haskins, author of Homeschooling for the Rest of Us: How Your One-of-a-Kind Family Can Make Homeschooling and Real Life Work
In addition, we also read "George Washington Carver" by Tonya Bolden, which reinforced what we learned from the film and complimented the DVD with other information, such as, G. W. Carver did not invent peanut butter. The combo of the book and DVD worked wonderfully!
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This is an outstanding movie! It goes way beyond the facts surrounding Carver's life and reveals his heart, his vision, and his ability to bring forward compassion in the face of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cynthia Burkhardt
The story was inspirational, however my new DVD disc. did not work toward the end of the show. All in all it was good.Published on July 15, 2013 by Dawn R. Haggerty
We enjoyed this one and have shared it already. Lots of good info, love the history. I may have seen it on TV in the past, but now i enjoy having it to watch again.Published on November 12, 2012 by Eda A. Jewett
DVD very informative about George Washington Carver. What an amazing man! An enlightening video of a dedicated and passionate man who is a role model to all generationsPublished on September 19, 2012 by Rebecca