Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 11,846 and is designated a Micropolitan Statistical Area. Tuskegee has been an important site in various stages of African American history.
Tuskegee is where, in 1881, Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers on a former plantation. It was later named the Tuskegee Institute and then Tuskegee University, with the mission of educating freedmen for self-sufficiency.
One of the most famous teachers at Tuskegee was George Washington Carver, whose name is synonymous with innovative research into Southern farming method and products developed from a variety of crops. Tuskegee and Tuskegee Institute were also home to the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first squadron of African-American pilots trained in the U.S. Military. The town was the birthplace of Rosa Louise Parks in 1913; she became a civil rights activist in the 1960s. The city is the county seat of Macon County.
Tuskegee has many places in which to find information. Downtown Tuskegee tells the history of Tuskegee/Macon County from the time of incorporation to the present. It also serves as the Tuskegee Visitor Center. For more information about visiting Tuskegee, stop by the Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center.
Some Tuskegee Area attractions:
Tuskegee University/Tuskegee Institute Historic District
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site @ Historic Moton Field
City of Tuskegee Historic District
The Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center
Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church
Tuskegee Veterans Administration Medical Center
Tuskegee National Forest
The Tuskegee Repertory Theatre/Jessie Clinton Arts Center
Tuskegee City Lake
Kirks Old Farm Museum
Victoryland Greyhound Park
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TUSKEGEE, AL 1st MARDI GRAS
18th Anniversary of The Million Man March
The Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama, the Honorable Johnny Ford, extended a heartfelt welcome in an official letter to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam in preparation for this year’s Holy Day of Atonement and Million Man March commemoration.
Please know that you can count on our full support, and cooperation, in making the arrangements to make this ‘Million Man March’ celebration, just as successful as the one that was held 18 years ago in this nation’s capital, for indeed, we have not forgotten that you are the only man alive who has assembled more than a million men in one place without a single incidence of violence, Mayor Ford wrote in the August 27 letter.
The Minister is very excited about going to Tuskegee and we are very grateful to the Mayor of Tuskegee Johnny Ford, who has opened up the city to welcome the Nation of Islam, said Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, Minister Farrakhan’s assistant at the Nation of Islam’s international headquarters at Mosque Maryam.
The outreach and mobilization efforts have been spearheaded by the Southern Region of the Nation of Islam led by Student Minister Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad and Student Captain Oliver Muhammad. Members of the Fruit of Islam have traveled to Tuskegee regularly over the past few weeks to deal with security, publicity and logistics as the date draws near.
On October 19th students from all over the country are invited to meet in Tuskegee for the Building A New World Student Conference. The student conference will be held at the Tuskegee Municipal Complex and organizers, according to their website, are calling on all students who desire to construct a new world, solve the problems of our time and secure a future for yet unborn generations.
The opening session titled U.O.E.N.O. will deal with the proper education for Black students who desire to become architects of a New World. Other workshops will deal with topics such as the importance of Agriculture and Land Acquisition, helpful ways to limit or eliminate Student Loan debt and how to effectively organize a student-based movement.
The Million Man March | Washington, D.C. October 16, 1995
The highlight of the weekend will take place October 20 as all are invited to attend a free outside event to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of The Million Man March with a highly anticipated keynote address delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan at the famed Tuskegee Square.
There are 14 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) located in Alabama alone. Students from HBCUs in nearby Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee are also expected, as well as student leaders from as far away as North Carolina and Washington D.C.
It is critical that our students understand and know the value of the message of Minister Farrakhan particularly as it relates to the Economic Blueprint of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and what we must do as a people regarding the acquisition of land, said Ishmael Muhammad. It is in the acquisition of land where our real wealth is and where our future lies, he added.
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