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Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League

 

— The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —

 
The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 20, 2019
1. The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League Marker
Inscription.  The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (TIAL) was a student-based organization started in 1963 and reorganized in 1965 during the school integration crises. It originally sought to gain a measure of academic freedom through input with the university's administration. Later, the organization's objectives expanded to include support of civil rights issues, such as voting rights in the Black Belt. TIAL activities included attending mass meetings and protests in Selma, Alabama and forming voter registration drives with the aid of high school students. Upon notification of the Selma to Montgomery march, TIAL mobilized students, faculty and community from Tuskegee to join them in their support. Several members continued to work in the civil rights movement after leaving TIAL. George Ware, a graduate student in biological chemistry, went on to work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as the national campus coordinator. Gwen Patton, the first female SGA president at Tuskegee Institute (1965-66) helped to found the Alabama New South Coalition (1986).
 
Erected 2019 by City Of Tuskegee, Tuskegee University, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights
View of marker looking west at Bookstore building on left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 20, 2019
2. View of marker looking west at Bookstore building on left.
EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers ✡️, and the Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail, Alabama series lists.
 
Location. 32° 25.774′ N, 85° 42.441′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on University Avenue east of Booker T Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Located on the Tuskegee University Campus between the Kellogg Hotel/Conference Center and the University Bookstore. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: University Avenue, 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. Dorothy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker T Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuskegee Civic Association (about 300 feet away); Fred David Gray (about 300 feet away); Tuskegee Chapel (about 400 feet away); Julius Rosenwald (about 400 feet away); Tuskegee Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Also see . . .  Partial timeline of TIAL. (Submitted on September 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Looking easterly towards the George Washington Carver Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 20, 2019
3. Looking easterly towards the George Washington Carver Museum.
 
Dedication program and associated map of trail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 20, 2019
4. Dedication program and associated map of trail.
All thirteen new markers were dedicated on September 20th, 2019 at the Tuskegee Municipal Complex.

Please note #1 on the map, Amelia Boynton Robinson marker is actually on Franklin Road, NNW of Tuskegee University, near Boy Scout Circle.

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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