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

Tuskegee Civic Association

 

ó The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail ó

 
Tuskegee Civic Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, September 20, 2019
1. Tuskegee Civic Association Marker
Inscription.  The Tuskegee Civic Association, whose offices were located here, started out of The Menís Meeting of the 1920s and the Tuskegee Menís Club of the 1930s. On April 13, 1941, in order to increase its effectiveness and to embrace all segments of the population, the club amended its constitution and changed its name to The Tuskegee Civic Association (TCA). The organization focused on civic education, voter registration, political education, community welfare and economic education. Consequently, due to Tuskegeeís all white city governmentís attempt to disenfranchise black voters by gerrymandering the city limits, the TCA decided to initiate a city-wide selective buying campaign (Trade With Your Friends). This prompted an immediate response by State of Alabama officials to begin efforts to suppress it by discouraging and discrediting its members. By the end of July 1957, the state attorney-general (and future governor) John Patterson led multiple raids against the TCA offices. The TCA continued its successful boycott until 1960.
 
Erected 2019 by City of Tuskegee, Tuskegee University Jewish American Society
Tuskegee Civic Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, September 20, 2019
2. Tuskegee Civic Association Marker
for Historic Preservation. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail, Alabama marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.727′ N, 85° 42.47′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of West Montgomery Road and Chambliss Street, on the left when traveling west on West Montgomery Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1103 West Montgomery Road, 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 (a few steps from this marker); The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jessie Parkhurst Guzman (about 300 feet away); Julius Rosenwald (about 400 feet away); Dorothy Hall (about 400 feet away); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (about 500 feet away); Booker T Washington (about 500 feet away); Tuskegee Chapel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & Politics
 
Dedication program and associated map of trail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 20, 2019
3. 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.   2. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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