29 Historic Places For Black History Month: Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University (Institute)

February 7th, 2016

why was it historic?

         Founded on the principal to further educate African American scholars seeking academic success. Tuskegee University founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington became one of the first Historically Black Colleges in the southern United States. Washington, a former Slave was a highly respected educator and leader of the African American community. Tuskegee University started out as The Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers and Morphed into Tuskegee University, The only Nationally recognized historic Campus By the National Park Service. Located in Tuskegee, Alabama, Tuskegee University has a rich history with many esteemed alumni Ranging From Betty Shabazz to Lionel Richie.

         Tuskegee University was home to the world famous Tuskegee Airmen, Air Force Pilots who fought in WWll. They flew fighter planes beginning in 1941, before 1940 African Americans were barred from flying in the U.S Military. They were the 1st African American pilots to do so. Tuskegee, aside from being an Historic Black College it is also a highly respected College, consistantly receiving praise for their academic curriculum. George Washington Carver was among some of the 1st Professors to teach at Tuskegee. Lured in by the promise of educating Black men & Women to reach their full Academic potential.


Location: 1200 W Montgomery Rd, Tuskegee, AL 36088 Tuskegee, Alabama 

Then photo:

Tuskegee University Circa. 1881

Now Photo:

Tuskegee University Present Day


When you think of how hard things were African Americans (in the not too distant past) it amazes me that they accomplished so much under such harsh realities. The excuses we make today for ourselves are the ideas that breed failure. just imagine if our ancestors had no fight in them, think about where we would be right now. Tuskegee University is a pillar and should be thought of as one. This College was Designed by a Black Architect (Robert Robinson Taylor)downloadFounded by African Americans & originated on a former Slave plantation, wow. #Thankyou 




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