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Normal in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Hooper Councill

Founder

 

—Alabama A&M University —

 
William Hooper Councill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
1. William Hooper Councill Marker
Inscription.
"...A tower of knowledge, of strength, of power ...Let us build..."

Dr. William Hooper Councill served as President of Alabama A&M University and was the catalyst for its early development from its founding in 1875 until his death in 1909. Born a slave, Dr. Councill emerged as a man of vision, conviction, and stamina, driven by a quest to further others through the promise of education. The Founder's Memorial Project was conceived and executed through the leadership of Dr. Dorothy William Huston, George Sharpe Valrie and Jerome Saintjones.

PROJECT COMMITTEE
Dr. Dorothy William Huston, Chair
Georgia Sharpe Valrie, Co-Chair
Jerome Saintjones, Co-Chair
Dr. Eva W. Adams, Dr. Henry Bradford, Jr., Clyde Foster, Dr. Constance Jordan-Wilson, Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba, Jr., Charles Scales and Joseph Washington


SCULPTOR
Branko Medinica

MODEL
Dr. Ernest L. Knight
Class of 1953

SITE PREPARATION
Stanley Construction Company, Inc.,
Thornton Stanley - President/CEO
Class of 1957

PRESIDENT
John T. Gibson

October 9, 2004
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 34° 47.064′ N, 86° 
William Hooper Councill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
2. William Hooper Councill Marker
Plaque located on rear of statue listing Founder's Project contributors.
34.313′ W. Marker is in Normal, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Meridian Street and Parker Drive NW, on the right when traveling north on Meridian Street. Click for map. Statue is located at a memorial park also containing the Alabama A&M 'H.C. Hopkins Gates, erected by Chicago Normalite Club, 1933'. Marker is in this post office area: Normal AL 35762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Councill Training School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alabama A&M University former names / Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harris Hill Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Lincoln School and Village (approx. 2.8 miles away); Five Points Historic District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Green Academy (approx. 3.4 miles away); Twickenham Historic District (approx. 3.5 miles away); Maple Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Normal.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - William Hooper Councill. (Submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
William Hooper Councill statue and Alabama A&M entrance gates image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
3. William Hooper Councill statue and Alabama A&M entrance gates
William Hooper Councill statue image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
4. William Hooper Councill statue
William Hooper Councill image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
5. William Hooper Councill
H.C. Hopkins Gates plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 15, 2011
6. H.C. Hopkins Gates plaque
Located on the right gatepost
 
 
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