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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dr. John M. Tutt

1886 - 1968

 
 
Dr. John M. Tutt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
1. Dr. John M. Tutt Marker
Inscription.  Revered as a teacher and a coach, "Professor Tutt" began his career under the leadership of Miss Lucy C. Laney at Haines Institute, where he remained from 1906 to 1949, longer than anyone else. From Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), he recieved the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees; the Bradley Natural Science Medal, the highest honor a Lincoln scholar could achieve; and the Doctor of Pedagogy (1946) He did further study at Paine College and Columbia University   His academic execellence was matched in the athletic arena. He coached his Haines' football team to an undefeated season in 1916, and in 1929 his Haines team beat South Carolina State College, Claflin, Paine, Benedict and Allen University  Well rounded, he was a lifelong member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Friends of America. He was the first African-American to referee a college football game in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He was posthumously inducted into the SIAC Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. "Professor Tutt" had an extraordinary influence
Dr. John M. Tutt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
2. Dr. John M. Tutt Marker
In front of the school he taught and coached at- Lucy Laney High School (1949-1958)
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Erected by The African American Historical Committee Sponsors Edward M. McIntyre, Sr. - Founder
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationSports. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 33° 27.999′ N, 81° 58.939′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Laney Walker Blvd., on the right when traveling east. Located between Mill Street and Phillips Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haines Normal and Industrial Institute (a few steps from this marker); Lucy Craft Laney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John McClinton Tutt (about 400 feet away); Stoney Nurses Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Medical College of Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Walton (approx. half a mile away); Meadow Garden (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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May. 20, 2022