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  • LC Subject Headings: College presidents -- Alabama
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    • 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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