There is a great documentary on Modern Marvels recounting George Washington Carver's work with soy beans and his involvement with Henry Ford. Tuskegee University is a short drive from here...a beautiful campus. A great "watch" if you have the opportunity.
I saw that a few weeks ago. Great show. Interesting how Mr. Racist Ford saw potential value in Mr. Carver, otherwise he would have had no interest in the man. Just think how much more Henry might have been willing to pay him had he been a white man. Carver was an odd fella (crocheting??), but there have been few more intelligent than him. I believe they said on that show that they are still working on things that he was working on developing. Brilliant man!
Truth is....I don't think Henry had much interest in any man, white or black, that didn't have value, or potentual profit possibilities. I don't mean to pick on Henry, I just think he was pure business. He did great things, and was a genious. He just was always looking for the "potentual" in everything and everybody.
You're right Tim...said it better than I did
Can you imagine what Henry would have thought about Sammy Davis, Jr.?
Given that time in our history it is amazing that he was recognized for his achievements at all. Brilliant man...his legacy continues.
Hey Seth, Henry may have joined the Rat Pack.lol
Henry was among the first to use black people in factory work.
Henry despised people who made money with money, and not with their own sweat or genius.