Mose Carver was clearing a field for spring planting with his five-year-old slave boy Jim when they heard distant hoof beats of horses ridden hard. As the sound grew louder, Mose froze with the agonizing memory of the raid three years earlier.


The paragraph on this page begins the almost-finished biography George Washington Carver For Us Now. To continue the story both in words and video, click the arrow to the right of the screen above. The video above introduces Carver using film footage of him from the collection of For Us Now author Peter Burchard.



For a one-time donation of $100, you will be on a list to receive a copy of the Carver’s 150th Birthday Edition biography. Volume I is planned for release by Carver's 150th, with the remaining volumes to follow. For the donation you will receive all volumes as they come into print. After donating, write to me at and get on the list to receive the books; or, send a letter to Peter Burchard, P.O. Box 591, Fairfax, CA, 94978-0591. Please read the excerpts here on the website and help this literal once-in-a-lifetime project if you can!





This is a slide-show Table of Contents. Leave it on and watch Carver’s life flash before your eyes.



Listen to Audiobook Samples
Selected to highlight the main points of Carver’s teachings.


One way of contributing is to put down $10.00 for the audiobook of Peter’s first book, Carver: A Great Soul.




You may want to check out:


Peter Burchard’s 200-page study on Carver for the National Park Service


A bit of the History Channel’s Modern Marvel show “George Washington Carver Tech,” including a clip of Peter Burchard.


Peter telling of his odyssey with Carver’s legacy (video)


Way more about Peter’s Carver work than you want or need to know


A slide show of the background images on this site and their sources


Peter Burchard’s thanks to donors to the website


Stevie Wonder singing of George Washington Carver, a verse from the song “Same Old Story”


James Brown learning about and speaking of George Washington Carver on James’ own TV show



©Peter D. Burchard 2014