For this assignment, I chose to represent George Washington Carver on the social media platforms – Fakebook and Twister.
George Washington Carver was an agricultural scientist who invented hundreds of different products using peanuts. Carver was born a slave just one year before slavery was outlawed. At a young age, Carver left home to attend college at Iowa State University where we earned a master’s in agricultural science
Black inventors have been overlooked in history and even in current times, which is why my focus was on Carver. An interesting fact that I did not know is, although Carver invented hundreds of products using peanuts like milk, Worcestershire sauce, punches, cooking oil, etc. BUT NOT PEANUT BUTTER. This was something I actually did not know!
Creating this assignment was pretty simple. I thought the Fakebook portion of this assignment would be more difficult, but everything was user-friendly and easy to follow. When I went to add Carver’s information in, his profile picture came up, so I did not have to add that. When I went in to add his ‘friends’ I chose other black inventors. All of the profiles I chose of men came up with their corresponding images, but not the women…which I thought was interesting. I did have a formatting issue with the cover photo at first because I used a normal image, but I was able to quickly resolve this.
I had trouble embedding both the Fakebook and Twister, so I included a screenshot of the Twister page and the link below to the Fakebook.
Fakebook Link: https://www.classtools.net/FB/1767-3HViCY