Listening to the Still Small Voice: The Life of George Washington Carver

Paxton J. Williams

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 at 8:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Paxton J. Williams portrays George Washington Carver - scientist, educator and humanitarian. He takes the audience on a journey from Civil-war era Missouri, to Carver's laboratory, to the halls of Congress to witness the trials and ultimate triumph of the "Wizard of Tuskegee." Dr. Carver was the first African American student and faculty member at Iowa State University. Williams, like Dr. Carver, is a graduate of Iowa State University; he received his BA in political science and communication studies in 2000. This performance celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and is part of the Iowa State 150th Anniversary Alumni Lecture Series.

Cosponsored By:
  • Center for American Intercultural Studies
  • College of Agriculture
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Pioneer
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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