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In 1885, young George Washington Carver applied and was accepted to Highland University in Kansas. Later on, Carver was denied access to this University when the college found out Carver was an African American. The reason they would not admit George Washington Carver into Highland University was because they did not know if they would still be able to raise funds if an African American student was enrolled.
Carver while at Iowa State
Photo courtesty of the Special Collections, Parks Library, Iowa State University

After his denial to Highland University, Carver found a home at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. This was the beginning of a road of great achievement for George Washington Carver.


Highland University (now Highland Community College)

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."

- George Washington Carver -


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