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Simpson and the DSM Metro Celebrate the First George Washington Carver Day


On Wednesday, February 1, Simpson kicked-off black history month, honoring George Washington Carver, an American agricultural scientist and inventor. The College hosted several events across campus and the Indianola community, including a guided tour around town, a presentation on Carver in Iowa, and a performance showcasing Carver’s travels from Civil War-era Missouri to the halls of Congress.

A number of local news outlets covered the events, including Local 5 News, who took a moment to speak with Simpson’s own Tisha Carter-Smith, the Associate Director for Multicultural and International Affairs.

WHO 13 also traveled to Indianola to stop by campus, visit some sites around town Carver frequented, and see his previous home, now located at the Warren County Historical Society.

For more on George Washington Carver’s time at Simpson, visit simpson.edu/dunn-library/george-washington-carver.