George Washington Carver died of complications after a fall in his home on Jan. 5, 1943, according to A&E's Biography. The scientist was 78 years old at the time of his death.
In the later years of his life, George Washington Carver lived on the grounds of the Tuskegee Institute. His health had been failing for some time, but a tumble down the stairs at his home left him injured and bedridden for more than a week, where his condition worsened due to anemia and other complications from the fall. He is buried on the grounds of the Institute alongside the grave of Booker T. Washington.Learn More
According to the Plimouth Plantation, the Wampanoag tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow Indian corn. Indian corn is a different variety of corn than the type that is familiar to most Americans.Full Answer >
Albert Einstein was not buried; he was cremated, and the location of his ashes is unknown. Einstein died in 1955 at a New Jersey hospital at the age of 76. The cause was internal bleeding, stemming from a burst aneurysm.Full Answer >
The Reverend Jim Jones claimed that his high cheekbones and dark hair were due to the Cherokee blood from his mother's side. He stated that his immediate family was interracial by adoption and that he was a man of many racial and ethnic streams, but did not further specify ethnicity.Full Answer >
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the racial and ethnic equality of all people, nonviolent protest and the beloved community. King was a pacifist who patterned his protests after Mahatma Gandhi, who worked for social change without using violence.Full Answer >