Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
1896: Oakwood Industrial School
1904: Oakwood Manual Training School
1917: Oakwood Junior College
1943: Oakwood College
In 1958, Oakwood was granted full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Oakwood prepares students from across America and many nations to serve the world in a variety of positions and careers, reflecting its motto, "Today's College for Tomorrow's Leaders."
On this site, too, stood the Peter Blow Plantation which counted Dred Scott among its slaves in 1819. In 1857, Scott captured national attention by virtue of his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court for his freedom in Missouri after sojourning in the free state of Illinois.
Erected 1996 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 45.129′ N, 86° 38.871′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Click for map. Marker is near the southwestern (main?) entrance to the school. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Oakwood College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Superconductivity Discovery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ms. Baker: Monkeynaut (approx. 2.8 miles away); U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter (approx. 2.8 miles away); T-38 Talon (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grissom • White • Chaffee (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . Oakwood University. Oakwood received its 'University' status in 2008. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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