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    • Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • Benjamin Franklin Payton (1932-    )

    • Dr. Payton (1932- ) began his tenure as Tuskegee University's fifth president in 1981. Under his leadership, the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site were...
    • 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.
    • Eugene H. Dibble, Jr. (1893-1968)

    • Circa late 1950s
    • Eugene H. Dibble, Jr. (1893-1968), M.D. served in the army during both World Wars and was commissioned Colonel in the Army Medical Corps from 1944-46. He was Manager of the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital at Tuskegee, Alabama, from 1936-46;...
    • Lewis Wade Jones (1910-1979)

    • Circa 1960
    • Lewis W. Jones (1910-1979) was sociologist and educator at Tuskegee Institute from 1966 until his death in 1979. He served as associate editor of the Negro Yearbook in 1952 and was director of the Tuskegee Institute Rural Development Center from...
    • Robert R. Moton (1867-1940)

    • 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)

    • 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)

    • 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...
    • Russell Wilfred Brown (1905-1985)

    • Circa 1960s
    • Russell Wilfred Brown was born in Gray, Louisiana. He received his Doctor of Science degree in 1936 from Iowa State and was named to the faculty of Tuskegee Institute in 1937. Brown worked in a variety of roles in Tuskegee's administration,...
    • Tuskegee Institute Class of 08

    • 1908
    • Representatives of the different nationalities in th 1908 class. Left to right and back to front: 1. Sierra Feijoo Saturnino of San Juan, Puerto Rico; 2. Edward Andreas Anthony of Lome Togo, West Coast Africa; 3. Bethuel Aldrick Pusey of St....
    • Portrait of Ignatius Sancho

    • 1768
    • Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780). Finished proof of Thomas Gainsborough's portrait painted in Bath in 1768. At bottom of photo: Published according to act of Parliment, Mr. Nichols, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street. Sancho was butler to the powerful...


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