Dr. George Washington Carver National Holiday (Green Pioneers Day)

On January 5, 1943 Americans lost the greatest scientist of our century, Dr. George Washington Carver.

Known for saving southern agriculture during a collapsing economy he is the first Non-President to have his birthplace named a national monument.

His innovations in science contributed much to the agricultural industry worldwide and built the platform for agro-industrial expansion in the early 1900s.

Dr. Carver's humanitarianism and breakthroughs against racial injustice proves he was a trail blazer and his ability to secure a teaching position under overwhelming segregation speaks to the historic change in America for racial equality.

Your signature joins public support for a National Holiday in his honor.

Thank you


Wayne R. Fleshman

Carver Memorial Planning Board


(206) 376-0019

Dear President Obama and Congress,

On January 5 1943 American lost a great science pioneer Dr. George Washington Carver. Tha Carver Memorial Planning Board is sponsoring a petition campaign to commemorate his legacy by pushing for a Federal Naitonal Holiday in his honor.

Nearly a century before Dr. Martin L. King's death Dr. Carver faught for civil rights and equal justice under the law. As trailblazer in racial equality and a pioneer in the agricultural sciences we belive it is important to continue his legacy in environmental sutainablity and for governments of the the world to recognize his contributions to industrial agriculture with a Federal National Holiday.

Please join our efforts to commemorate his life and legacy for environmental sustainability of America and the world.  


Wayne R. Fleshman

Caver Memorial Planning Board


Update #13 years ago
The Campaign Coordinators of the Carver Memorial Planning Board would like to thank you for your signature and support for a Dr George Washington Carver National Holiday.

We are now planning our 3rd annual celebration for the Campaign for Carver to take place on January 5, 2014 Dr. George Washington Carver Memorial Day.

Please take action and share ideas on how we can keep alive the vision and legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver.

Yours truly,

Wayne R. Fleshman
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