One of Black History Month’s key historical figures is George Washington Carver, the scientist and agricultural pioneer who became a national sensation in 1921 when he testified before Congress about the power of the peanut and how America needs to protect this vital resource and invest in unlocking its biochemical properties.
What they didn’t tell us in grade school about George Washington Carver is that he came across as unapologetically queer-Carver spoke to the flowers every morning, he shared a bed with his male lover and he rubbed out the sore muscles of college athletes with his therapeutic hot peanut oil massage.
Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to look at the scientist and mystic, George Washington Carver- his pen pal friendships with married women, his romance with Tuskegee scientist Austin Curtis Jr and working as a nutritional advisor to Gandhi.
➤ BLM, Stacy Abrams and Jared Kushner all get nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
➤ A team of social media influencers get arrested for turning the Hollywood sign into Hollyboob to raise awareness for breast cancer and themselves.
➤ Dolly Parton turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump twice.
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