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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Porter holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Tuskegee University. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Woodson is a 1969 graduate of the Tuskegee University School of Nursing where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree.
Dr Moore has a PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University, an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a BS degree from Tuskegee Institute; he also has received an honorary DSc degree from Tuskegee University in recognition of his distinguished public health career.
His executive roles also include stints at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and Tuskegee University in Alabama.
--First Lady Michelle Obama (5/9/15), delivering the commencement address at Tuskegee University
Degree in Political Science in 1994 from Tuskegee University. He went on to receive a M.A.
* Walter Hill, dean, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, Tuskegee University
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