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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was born on June 20, 1949 and raised on the private, historically black Tuskegee Institute university campus in Alabama, where his family had worked for generations.
She supported the African American community by making a $1000 contribution for a new YMCA building in Indianapolis, funding scholarships for Tuskegee Institute and Daytona Normal Institute for Girls, and becoming a patron of the arts in the early years of the Harlem Renaissance.
This annotated selection of his letters and other writings from the collections at the Tuskegee Institute and the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Missouri, reveals the forces that shaped his creative genius--including the influence of persistent racism.
After graduating from Dunbar High School, I received a small scholarship from the local Urban League and was offered a work-scholarship by Tuskegee Institute.
Caption: This 1931 map by the Tuskegee Institute recorded the locations of lynchings in the early 20th century.
He moved to Tuskegee in 1941, first to command the primary flying school at Moton Field, a facility of Tuskegee Institute that operated under contract with the Air Corps.
After earning a PhD in physics from Tuskegee Institute, he wrote a paper outlining a theory for time travel, including plans for a time machine—called a Chronocar—which was published in a scientific journal in the early 1900s.
He spent his early years, before moving to Illinois, on the campus of the Tuskegee Institute, where most of his family had worked for two generations.
Shabazz also served at Lincoln University (1998-2000) in Pennsylvania as chair and associate professor of mathematics and computer science, the Tuskegee Institute (1956-1957) as assistant professor of mathematics, and at Clark Atlanta University (1957-1963; 1986-1995) as associate professor and department chair during his distinguished career.
With the help of students and supporters, he makes his vision a reality, establishing the world-renowned Tuskegee Institute.
Emmaline graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and earned a Masters' of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at University of Maryland.
Selected to be an aircraft mechanic, he left his home in Tipton, Missouri, for basic training at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.