Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Booker T Washington
He lifted the Veil of Ignorance
from his people and pointed
the way to progress through
education and industry
We shall prosper in proportion as we
learn to dignify and glorify labor
And put brains and skill into the
common occupations of life
There is no defense or
security for any of us except
in the highest intelligence
and development of all
I will let no man drag me down
so low as to make me hate him
This monument is erected by
contributions from Negroes
in the United States as a loving
tribute to the memory of their
great leader and benefactor
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 32° 25.815′ N, 85° 42.465′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Booker T Washington Boulevard, Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (a few steps from this marker); Tuskegee Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorothy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julius Rosenwald (about 400 feet away); Tuskegee Cemetery (about 400 feet away); George Washington Carver (about 400 feet away); Tuskegee Civic Association (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
More about this marker. The original chapel burned down in 1957. Current chapel was reconstructed in 1969. Sculpture by Charles Keck. Cast by Roman Bronze Works of New York.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Booker T. Washington. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 6. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 7. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.