Tuskegee in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 2019 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, City of Tuskegee, Tuskegee University.
Marker series. Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers, and the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 32° 25.775′ N, 85° 42.518′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Moton Drive and Moton Drive and Booker T. Washington Blvd. on Moton Drive. Touch for map. Past the entrance gate on the left side in front of Moton Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fred David Gray (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Booker T Washington (about 400 feet away); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (about 400 feet away); Dorothy Hall (about 400 feet away); Tuskegee Chapel (about 600 feet away); Tuskegee Cemetery (about 800 feet away); George Washington Carver (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located on Tuskegee University grounds, a traditionally Black University. It is significant because of its recognition and honoring of Julius Rosenwald's major contributions to Tuskegee University and to the social and educational needs of millions of Black Americans throughout the South.
The Julius Rosenwald marker is part of a 13 marker Tuskegee, Alabama Civil Rights Marker Trail System. The System is funded by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation (JASHP). The System was created through a close interaction of JASHP, Tuskgee University and the City of Tuskegee.
Regarding Julius Rosenwald. Julius Rosenwald said in 1912:
"The horrors that are due to race prejudice come home to the Jew more forcefully than to others of the white race, on account of the centuries of persecution which they have suffered and still suffer."
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Education •
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