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  • LC Subject Headings: Alabama -- Race relations
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    • Unveiling the Monument

    • 1921
    • The monument "Lifting the Veil" in 1921 is placed on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. This monument showing Booker T. Washington lifting the veil of ignorance from African Americans.
    • Georg Washington Carver

    • 1924
    • Carver at YMCA Conference at the Blue Ridge Assembly Center, Black Mountain, North Carolina. Carver was keynote speaker at the conference in 1924.
    • Charles Goode Gomillion (1900-1995)

    • Circa 1970s
    • A native of Johnston, South Carolina, Gomillion worked at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, from 1928-1971, as professor of Sociology, Chairman of the Division of Social Sciences, Dean of Students and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. ...
    • Thomas Monroe Campbell (1883-1956)

    • Circa 1950s
    • Thomas Monroe Campbell (1883-1956) was born on a small farm near the city of Bowman, Georgia. Campbell graduated from Tuskegee University in 1906. Upon his graduation, he was employed by Tuskegee Institute as the operator of the farm demonstration...
    • John Watson Chenault (1904-1965)

    • Circa early 1950s
    • Jhon Watson Chenault (1904-1965) was a physician with John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, Tuskegee University, and served as Director of Orthopedics from 1937-54. He also served as director of the Infantile Paralysis Center on and off from 1941-1953.
    • Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

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    • Tuskegee rose to national prominence under the leadership of its founder, Dr. Washington (1856-1915), who headed the institution from 1881 until his death at age 59. During his tenure, institutional independence was gained in 1892, again through...
    • Robert R. Moton (1867-1940)

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    • Robert R. Moton (1867-1940) was president of Tuskegee from 1915 to 1935. Under his leadership, the Tuskegee Veteran’s Administration Hospital was created on land donated by the Institute. The Tuskegee V.A. Hospital , opened in 1923, was the first...
    • Luther H. Foster (1900-1981)

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    • Dr. Luther H. Foster (1900-1981) became the fourth president of Tuskegee Institute in 1953. Dr. Foster led Tuskegee through the transformational years of the Civil Rights Movement. Student action, symbolized by student martyr and SNCC member Sammy...
    • Frederick D. Patterson (1901-1988)

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    • Dr. Frederick D. Patterson (1901-1988) became Tuskegee University's third president in 1935. Dr. Patterson oversaw the establishment of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee . Today, nearly 75 percent of Black veterinarians in America are...

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