Dr. G. W. Carver Plays
"Listening to the Still Small Voice:
The Story of George Washington Carver"
a one-person play written and performed by Chautauqua Scholar Paxton J. Williams
In May 2007, the Union Springs/Bullock County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the play, "Listening to the Still Small Voice: The Story of George Washington Carver," for three performances at the following local school auditoriums to the youth of Bullock County.
In cooperation with the Bullock County Board of Education who generously gave our children the opportunity to glance into the life of a Great American, Mr. George Washington Carver.
- Merritt Elementary , K-6 grade approx. 127 Students
- Union Springs Elementary, K-3 approx. 450 students
- South Highlands Middle School,
4-7th grade approx. 498 Students
About the Play
"Listening to the Still Small Voice: The Story of George Washington Carver," is a one-person play written and per¬formed by Chautauqua Scholar Paxton J. Williams. F ollowing extensive research at Iowa State University archives and the G.W. Carver National Monument in Diamond, Mo., "Listening ..." was first performed as Paxton's undergraduate capstone project in the Honors Program at Iowa State University.
This is the story of one of the most inspiring and enigmatic renaissance men of the 20th century. As you travel from Civil War-era Missouri, to Carver's Laboratory, to the halls of Congress, you will see the trails, tribulations, and ultimate triumph of the scientist/educator/artist known as the "Wizard of Tuskegee."
You will learn how Dr. Carver, born into slavery, affected and was affected by such historical figures as Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford, , Henry Wallace, the boll weevil, Thomas Edison, Will Rogers, Josef Stalin, and Mahatma Gandhi.
Above all, you will see the story of a humble, spirited man who did the best he could to serve humanity and "fill the poor man's empty dinner pail." This performance shows that there is more to Carver than his 300+ uses for the peanut!
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