I was introduced to Dr. George W Carver by his biography in Marathi, 'Ek Hota Carver', by Veena Gavankar. He lived during late 19th century, when Civil war had just ended, and slavery still rampant in south. He struggled against all odds to gain education, and was probably the first black person to get PhD from US University. He was an agriculturalist, microbiologist and a prolific inventor, and a very humane person. He taught at Tuskegee University, a newly founded school to impart trade and craft skills to black community, and truly revolutionized local agriculture by his methods of crop rotations, and singlehandedly created industries by his inventions. He touched lives of those he came in contact with by his humbleness, wisdom, wit and spirituality. Today while surfing found one of his favourite poems, "Equipment" by Edger Guest. It is humbling to know to that Dr. Carver, lived by these verses.