January 21, 1921, Carver addressed the United States House Ways and
Means Committee on behalf of the United Peanut Growers Association on
the use of peanuts to improve Southern economy.
George expounded on the many potential uses of the peanut as a means to improve the Southern economy.
given only ten minutes to speak, George Carver so enthralled the
committee that the Chairman said, "Go ahead Brother. Your time is
George spoke for one hour and forty-five minutes, explaining the many food products that could be derived from peanuts:
you go to the first chapter of Genesis, we can interpret very clearly,
I think, what God intended when he said, 'Behold, I have given you
every herb that bears seed. To you it shall be meat.'
what He means about it. It shall be meat. There is everything there to
strengthen and nourish and keep the body alive and healthy." The Committee Chairman asked Carver:
"Dr. Carver, how did you learn all of these things?"
Carver answered, "From an old book."
"What book?" asked the Chairman.
Carver replied, "The Bible."
The Chairman inquired, "Does the Bible tell about peanuts?"
"No, Sir" Carver replied, "But it tells about the God who made the peanut. I asked Him to show me what to do with the peanut, and He did."
On November 19, 1924, Carver spoke to over 500 people at the Women's Board of Domestic Missions:
"God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His. No books ever go into my laboratory.
The thing I am to do and the way are revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new.
Without God to draw aside the curtain, I would be helpless. Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets."
On March 24, 1925, Carver wrote to Robert Johnson, an employee of Chesley Enterprises of Ontario:
"Thank God I love humanity; complexion doesn't interest me one single bit."
On July 10, 1924, George Washington Carver wrote to James Hardwick:
cannot use you as He wishes until you come into the fullness of His
Glory. Do not get alarmed, my friend, when doubts creep in. That is old
Pray, pray, pray. Oh, my friend, I am praying that God
will come in and rid you entirely of self so you can go out after souls
right, or rather have souls seek the Christ in you. This is my prayer
for you always."