Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
More than 8,000 people, White and Colored, rich and poor, from the lowliest farm and the richest Fifth Avenue mansion crowded in and around the school chapel to pay homage [to Booker T. Washington].
—Baltimore Afro-American, November 20, 1915
The bodies of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and several other former members of the Tuskegee faculty and staff and their families are buried here in the school's cemetery. The university president determines who is buried here.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Carver series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 20, 1915.
Location. 32° 25.851′ N, 85° 42.396′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on Booker T Washington Boulevard, 0.1 miles south of Frederick D. Patterson Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. George Washington Carver (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuskegee Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Booker T Washington (about 400 feet away); Dorothy Hall (about 400 feet away); The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (about 500 feet away); White Hall (about 700 feet away); Frederick Douglass Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.