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

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Lifting the Veil of Ignorance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Lifting the Veil of Ignorance Marker
Inscription.  In this sculpture by Charles Keck, Booker T. Washington lifts the veil of ignorance from the face of a former slave. The open book, plow, and anvil symbolize Washington's guiding principles of opening the path to education through agriculture and industry.

Besides commemorating Washington's accomplishments,the monument marks a new era for the institute under Robert R. Moton, who was president from 1915 to 1935. Moton raised $250,000 to build the memorial as part of a campaign to strengthen the school's endowment.

[Photo caption]
From laying out the site to installing and
unveiling the statue in 1922, the monument
was a project of pride for students, faculty,
and friends of the institute.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 32° 25.81′ N, 85° 42.452′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama,
Booker T. Washington - 'Lifting the Veil of Ignorance' statue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Booker T. Washington - 'Lifting the Veil of Ignorance' statue.
Sculpture by Charles Keck. Cast by Roman Bronze Works of New York.
in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Booker T Washington Boulevard and Campus Road on Booker T Washington Boulevard. Located within Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Booker T Washington Boulevard, 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. Booker T Washington (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuskegee Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuskegee Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julius Rosenwald (about 400 feet away); George Washington Carver (about 400 feet away); Tuskegee Civic Association (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Booker T. Washington - 'Lifting the Veil of Ignorance' statue in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Booker T. Washington - 'Lifting the Veil of Ignorance' statue in background.
Lifting the Veil of Ignorance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Lifting the Veil of Ignorance Marker
Booker Taliaferro Washington image. Click for full size.
Public Domain
5. Booker Taliaferro Washington
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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