Normal in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
William Hooper Councill
— Alabama A&M University —
"...A tower of knowledge, of strength, of power ...Let us build..."
Dr. William Hooper Councill served as President of Alabama A&M University and was the catalyst for its early development from its founding in 1875 until his death in 1909. Born a slave, Dr. Councill emerged as a man of vision, conviction, and stamina, driven by a quest to further others through the promise of education. The Founder's Memorial Project was conceived and executed through the leadership of Dr. Dorothy William Huston, George Sharpe Valrie and Jerome Saintjones.
Dr. Dorothy William Huston, Chair
Georgia Sharpe Valrie, Co-Chair
Jerome Saintjones, Co-Chair
Dr. Eva W. Adams, Dr. Henry Bradford, Jr., Clyde Foster, Dr. Constance Jordan-Wilson, Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba, Jr., Charles Scales and Joseph Washington
Dr. Ernest L. Knight
Class of 1953
Stanley Construction Company, Inc.,
Thornton Stanley - President/CEO
Class of 1957
October 9, 2004
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1919.
Location. 34° 47.064′ N, 86° 34.313′ W. Marker is in Normal, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Meridian Street and Parker Drive NW, on the right when traveling north on Meridian Street. Statue is located at a memorial park also containing the Alabama A&M 'H.C. Hopkins Gates, erected by Chicago Normalite Club, 1933'. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Normal AL 35762, 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. Councill Training School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University / Alabama A&M University former names (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harris Hill Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Dallas (Optimist) Park / (Dallas) Optimist Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dallas Mills and Village / Rison School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lowry House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincoln School and Village (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oak Place (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Normal.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia - William Hooper Councill. (Submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
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