Mark Hersey

Academic Historian

Mark Hersey is a lecturer at the University of Kansas and the Interim Project Director for two affiliated public history projects, the online portions of which are accessible at http://kuhistory.com/ and http://kansashistoryonline.org/ksh/. His dissertation centered on the environmental vision of George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver (1864?-1943)

George Washington Carver began life inauspiciously on the frontier of southwestern Missouri. Born a slave, the precise date, indeed, even the year, is unknown. He never knew either of his biological parents, but was raised by his former owners as if he were their own. … Read MoreGeorge Washington Carver (1864?-1943)