Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
— The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
Erected 2019 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, City of Tuskegee, Tuskegee University. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Charity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers ✡️, the Rosenwald Schools 🎓, and the Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail, Alabama series lists.
Location. 32° 25.775′ N, 85° 42.518′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Moton Drive and Booker T. Washington Boulevard on Moton Drive. Past the entrance gate on the left side in front of Moton Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fred David Gray (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Booker T Washington (about 400 feet away); Tuskegee Civic Association (about 400 feet away); The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (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); Jessie Parkhurst Guzman (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
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, Tuskegee 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
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 101 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. Photos: 1. submitted on May 20, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 4. submitted on May 20, 2019. 5. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.