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Inside Iowa State
December 11, 1998

Carver Capsule

When George Washington Carver was offered a post at Tuskegee Institute, Iowa State officials offered him a raise to stay. But Carver took the new job, writing to Tuskegee's Booker T. Washington:

"It has always been the one great ideal of my life to be of the greatest good to the greatest number of people possible, and to this end, I have been preparing my life for these many years, feeling as I do that this line of education is the key to unlock the golden doors of freedom to our people."

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