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

Managing the School

 

—Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

 
Managing the School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Managing the School Marker
Inscription. . . . the school is not dependent upon the presence of any one individual. The whole executive force . . . is so organized . . . that the machinery of the school goes on day by day like clockwork.
—Booker T. Washington, Autobiographical Writings

In 1895 Booker T. Washington and his key administrative assistants moved their offices into this building overlooking the main quadrangle. In only 14 years since its inception, Tuskegee Institute had become a well-established institution. As Washington spent more of his time away from the school raising funds and giving speeches, he relied on his half-brother, John H. Washington, and his treasurer, Warren Logan, to manage the operations. Washington's wife, Margaret, directed the Women's Industries program.

[Photo caption]
Washington confers with his personal secretary and confidant, Emmett J. Scott, who kept him informed about the daily life of the school and racial matters in the South.

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 25.714′ N, 85° 42.29′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on University Avenue 0.2
Old Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. Old Administration Building
This building was opened in 1902 and served as the main office building for the school for the next 75 years. The school’s first post office and bank also operated from here.
miles east of Booker T. Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker located within the Tuskegee University Campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: University Avenue, Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Philanthropists (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oaks (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Quadrangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Porter Hall 1883 / Huntington Academic Building 1905 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dining and Social Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); White Hall (about 400 feet away); Campus Architect (about 400 feet away); The Burnt Place (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Regarding Managing the School. Tuskegee University is a private, historically Black university established in 1881. The campus has been designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. Tuskegee University's campus is the only school in the United States to hold this distinction.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
3. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Tuskegee University and the National Park Service jointly administer the historic district.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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