- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - A talk at the Homestead National Monument in southeast Nebraska this month will focus on how George Washington Carver’s time as a homesteader shaped his life.

The monument four miles west of Beatrice chose to focus on Carver in the Feb. 15 event at 2 p.m. as part of its celebration of Black History Month.

Homestead Monument Superintendent Mark Engler says Carver is known for devising different uses for the peanut as a scientist and inventor, but he was also a homesteader.

Christy Hyman, who is working on a doctorate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will give the presentation. Hyman previously worked at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri.

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