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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Tuskegee Institute

"…that we may give you intelligence, skill of hand, and strength of mind and heart…"

— Booker T. Washington, 1902 —

 
 
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Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 28, 2021
1. The Tuskegee Institute Marker
Inscription.  
Today, Tuskegee University programs serve a coed student body that is racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines that highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses.

Booker T. Washington, was a highly skilled organizer, fund-raiser, counsel to American Presidents, and a strong advocate for communities of color. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development of educational institutions throughout the South. He maintained a lifelong devotion to this institute and to his home - the South. Dr. Washington is buried on the campus of Tuskegee University near the University Chapel.

Tuskegee University was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark (April 2, 1966), and the only black college to be designated a National Historic Site (October

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26, 1974), a district administered by the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of Interior.
 
Erected by Tennessee State Parks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 35° 6.581′ N, 85° 10.534′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Champion Road, 0.1 miles south of Blue Oak Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cast Down Your Buckets (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Life of Booker Taliaferro Washington (about 700 feet away); Booker Taliaferro Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps and Booker T. Washington State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Harrison Academy (approx. 2 miles away); Bonny Oaks School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sherman Crosses the River (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Also see . . .
The Tuskegee Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 28, 2021
2. The Tuskegee Institute Marker

1. Booker T. Washington. History entry (Submitted on March 8, 2021, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. History of Tuskegee University. University Website (Submitted on March 8, 2021, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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