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Alabama State University / Tullibody

 
 
Alabama State University Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
By Anita Curry, February 20, 2010
1. Alabama State University Marker - Side A
Inscription.
Side A
Founded 1866 as the Abraham Lincoln Normal School in Marion, Alabama by nine former slaves. Operated from 1868 until 1874 by the American Missionary Association. The school began to receive state funding in 1874, making it the first state-assisted normal school and university for blacks in Alabama. Moving from Marion to Montgomery in 1887, the school's classes initially were held in black churches. The institution had several name changes, finally becoming Alabama State University in 1969.


Side B
William Burns Paterson (1850-1915) was 17 years old in 1867 when he arrived in New York from Tullibody, Scotland. By 1871, he had built a one-room schoolhouse he called Tullibody Academy for Negroes in Greensboro, Alabama. He married the missionary teacher Margaret Flack in 1879. Together they created a model school of its type. In 1887, the campus moved to Montgomery where the first Tullibody Hall was built in 1890. A brick building replaced the frame structure in 1906. Tullibody Fine Arts Center stands on the site of the earlier building.
 
Erected 1995 by Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation and Promotion Foundation Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 21.999′ 
Tullibody Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
By Anita Curry, February 20, 2010
2. Tullibody Marker - Side B
N, 86° 17.762′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on South Jackson St. near Tuscaloosa Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 742 S. Jackson St., Montgomery AL 36101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marshall J. Moore House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosa Louise Parks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 (about 500 feet away); Birth of Montgomery Bus Boycott (about 600 feet away); Georgia Gilmore (approx. ¼ mile away); Alabama State University / Tatum Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Ralph David Abernathy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Nat "King" Cole (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Alabama State University image. Click for full size.
By Anita Curry, February 20, 2010
3. Alabama State University
Entrance Sign
Alabama State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anita Curry, February 20, 2010
4. Alabama State University Marker
Reverse side with S.Jackson Street and Tuscaloosa Street intersection in the background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dodson M. Curry of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,853 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dodson M. Curry of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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