See the house that was built as a memorial by Henry Ford to one of the most renowned African-Americans in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. A fellow innovator, George Washington Carver lived his life dedicated to helping African-Americans who were from humble backgrounds. He himself was born while under slavery in Missouri in 1865 and orphaned early in life. Carver did not let his discouraging start in life bring him down. Throughout his educational life he did odd jobs to support himself through school. He went on to graduate from Iowa State College and became an educator at Tuskegee Institute.