|Booker T. Washington said this prayer and passed it onto students at Tuskegee.|
Thursday, January 03, 2013
George Washington Carver spent his early years shuffled between foster homes until one day Maria Watkins, a washerwoman, found him asleep in her barn. She didn't just take him in, she took him to church and introduced him to Jesus. When he eventually left her home, he took with him the Bible she'd given him. Maria left her mark and his life, and George Washington Carver left his mark on the world.
I appreciate Perry's "whole picture" approach to unveiling his findings. It gives us a picture of both Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver's strengths and weaknesses. Further, it lends insight to how the discipline in their Christian walk carried their work and successes. With these snapshots of their dedication and humility, their legacy of faith inspires me to continue to blaze new trails and work alongside others to make dreams reality and scripture substantiated.