George Washington Carver was responsible for peanut butter. He was also developed a lot of other uses for peanuts. He is part of the first grade curriculum in Georgia. This post includes a video, and a free printable craftivity for teaching kids about George Washington Carver.
George Washington Carver - (1864-1943) - An American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor, recognized for his many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a "Black Leonardo da Vinci." (He was also a very kind man.)