Tuskegee University

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Tuskegee University,

at Tuskegee, Ala.; coeducational; chartered and opened 1881 by Booker T. WashingtonWashington, Booker Taliaferro,
1856–1915, American educator, b. Franklin co., Va. Washington was born into slavery; his mother was a mulatto slave on a plantation, his father a white man whom he never knew.
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 as Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. It became Tuskegee Institute in 1937 and adopted its present name in 1985. One of the first important schools to provide adequate education for African Americans, it has since its beginning stressed the practical application of learning. George Washington CarverCarver, George Washington,
1864?–1943, American agricultural chemist, b. Diamond, Mo., grad. Iowa State College (now Iowa State Univ.; B.S., 1894; M.A. 1896). Born a slave, he later, as a free man, earned his college degree.
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 taught and conducted his famous experiments there. The Carver Foundation and Tuskegee's Agricultural Research and Experiment Station continue to do research in the natural sciences. There are schools of arts and sciences, agriculture and home economics, business, education, engineering and architecture, nursing and allied health professions, and veterinary medicine. The library contains the Washington Collection and Archives, one of the country's most comprehensive collections on Africa and African-American history.
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In this autobiography, Washington describes a life that took him from the shackles of slavery in Virginia to a 34-year tenure as head of the famous Tuskeegee Institute.
During Du Bois' time at Atlanta University, he came recognize that Washington held the key to how Blacks were perceived by the Southern power structure and how, from his position of power at Tuskeegee Institute, he controlled the way funding was provided, regulated the way opportunity was granted or denied, and manipulated the black population to keep the Southern power structure comfortable.
The outcry over notoriously harmful experiments on unconsenting subjects in places like the Tuskeegee Institute and the Willowbrook State School led in the early 1980s to protectionist federal regulations, following the recommendations of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
In this chapter some attention is also given to the development of women's colleges in the post-Civil War period, along with portraits of Alice Freeman Palmer at Wellesley College and Martha Corey Thomas at Bryn Mawr, and to the establishment of institutions of higher education for black Americans during this same period, Wilberforce College under Daniel Alexander Payne and Tuskeegee Institute under Booker T.
Van Woodward, Daniel Boorstin, Stanley Crouch, Harold Evans, Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Albery Murray, Wynton Marsalis, Benjamin Payton (president of Ellison's only school, Tuskeegee Institute, in Alabama).