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

Thomas Monroe Campbell

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
1. Thomas Monroe Campbell Marker
Inscription.
On this site
November 12, 1906
Thomas Monroe Campbell,
the first Negro agent, received
notice of his selection by
Dr. Booker T. Washington and
Dr. Seaman A. Knapp, U.S.D.A.
to begin extension work
in agriculture.

 
Erected 1952.
 
Location. 32° 25.833′ N, 85° 42.685′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Foster Drive and Moton Drive, on the right when traveling south on Foster Drive. Touch for map. Marker located within the Tuskegee University Campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: Foster Drive, Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuskegee University (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza (about 600 feet away); Booker T Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carver's Laboratory (approx. mile away); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (approx. mile away); Fred David Gray (approx. mile away); Dorothy Hall (approx. mile away); Tuskegee Chapel (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Regarding Thomas Monroe Campbell.
Area of Thomas Monroe Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
2. Area of Thomas Monroe Campbell Marker
He was the first Cooperative Extension Agent in the United States and headed the first Cooperative Extension Program in the nation. Among his other accomplishments is an extension building on the campus of Tuskegee Institute, which is headquarters for African American extension work in Alabama.

His fourth child was Colonel William A. Campbell, who became a highly decorated member of the Tuskegee Airmen.
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama article on Thomas Monroe Campbell. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureEducation
 
Area of Thomas Monroe Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2017
3. Area of Thomas Monroe Campbell Marker
Thomas Monroe Campbell image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Auburn University Libraries
4. Thomas Monroe Campbell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 160 times since then. Last updated on April 8, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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