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

Booker T Washington

1856 1915

 
 
Booker T Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Booker T Washington Statue
Inscription.
[Center]
He lifted the Veil of Ignorance
from his people and pointed
the way to progress through
education and industry

[Far left]
We shall prosper in proportion as we
learn to dignify and glorify labor

[Far right]
And put brains and skill into the
common occupations of life

[Near left]
There is no defense or
security for any of us except
in the highest intelligence
and development of all

[Near right]
I will let no man drag me down
so low as to make me hate him

[Rear]
This monument is erected by
contributions from Negroes
in the United States as a loving
tribute to the memory of their
great leader and benefactor
 
Erected 1922.
 
Location. 32° 25.815′ N, 85° 42.465′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Booker T Washington Boulevard and Campus Drive. Touch for map. Located within Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Booker T Washington Boulevard, Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Booker T Washington Statue (Far Left) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Booker T Washington Statue (Far Left)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (a few steps from this marker); Tuskegee Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorothy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuskegee Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington Carver (about 400 feet away); Fred David Gray (about 500 feet away); White Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Quadrangle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
More about this marker. The original chapel burned down in 1957. Current chapel was reconstructed in 1969. Sculpture by Charles Keck. Cast by Roman Bronze Works of New York.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Booker T. Washington. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Booker T Washington Statue (Far right) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Booker T Washington Statue (Far right)
Booker T Washington Statue (Near left) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Booker T Washington Statue (Near left)
Booker T Washington Statue (near right) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
5. Booker T Washington Statue (near right)
Rear of Booker T. Washington monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
6. Rear of Booker T. Washington monument.
Booker T Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
7. Booker T Washington Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   6. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   7. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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