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Encyclopedia > Tuskegee, Alabama
Tuskegee, Alabama [1]
Nickname: The Pride of the Swift Growing South
Location in Macon County, Alabama
Location in Macon County, Alabama
Coordinates: 32°35′52″N 85°25′51″W / 32.59778, -85.43083
Country United States
State Alabama
County Macon County, Alabama
Government
 - Mayor Johnny Ford.
Population (2005)
 - City 11,590
 - Metro 22,810
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.tuskegeealabama.org/

Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 11,846 and is designated a Micropolitan Statistical Area. Located in Macon County, Alabama, Tuskegee has been the site of major African-American achievements for more than 100 years. It is where, in 1881, Lewis Adams founded the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers, which later became Tuskegee Institute and then Tuskegee University, with the mission of educating a newly freed people for self-sufficiency, and was the birthplace of Rosa Louise Parks in 1913. Today it remains a center for African-American education and became a part of the National Parks System in 1974. One of the most famous teachers at Tuskegee was George Washington Carver, whose name is synonymous with innovative research into Southern farming method and crops. Tuskegee and Tuskegee Institute were also home to the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first squadron of African-American pilots in the U.S. Military. The city is the county seat of Macon County, and is known as the home of Tuskegee University "The Pride of the Swift Growing South". This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... A Micropolis (mini-city) is a demographics term that gained currency in the 1990s to describe growing population centers in the United States that are far removed from a large city, even 100 miles (160 km) or more. ... Lewis Adams was an African American former slave in Macon County, Alabama who is best-remembered for helping found the normal school which grew to become Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. ... Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. ... George Washington Carver, 1906 George Washington Carver (c. ... Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen, the elite, all-African American 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli, Italy. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Tuskegee University is an American institution of higher learning located in Tuskegee, Alabama. ...

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Geography

Tuskegee is located at 32°25′53″N, 85°42′24″W (32.431506, -85.706781)GR1.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.7 km² (15.7 mi²). 40.1 km² (15.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.53%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Attractions

Tuskegee University/ Tuskegee Institute Historic District [2]


Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site (including the Oaks and GWC Museum)[3]


Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site @ Historic Moton Field [4]


City of Tuskegee Historic District


The Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multi-Cultural Center


Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church [5]


Tuskegee Veterans Administration Medical Center [6]


Tuskegee National Forest [7]


The Tuskegee Repertoire Theatre/Jessie Clinton Art Center [8]


Tuskegee City Lake


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,846 people, 4,169 households, and 2,326 families residing in the city. The population density was 295.7/km² (765.7/mi²). There were 5,101 housing units at an average density of 127.3/km² (329.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.48% Black or African American, 2.59% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Also, the local high school is about 99% Black. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 4,169 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.6% were married couples living together, 29.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.06. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 25.4% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $18,889, and the median income for a family was $26,862. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $22,951 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,340. About 30.0% of families and 35.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.1% of those under age 18 and 26.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Media

Tuskegee has one weekly newspaper, The Tuskegee News, which has been in continual existence since 1865.[9]


See also

Nella Larsen in 1928 Nella Larsen (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964) was a Mulatto novelist of the Harlem Renaissance who wrote two novels and a few short stories. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Prominent figures of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. ... Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen, the elite, all-African American 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli, Italy. ... The Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972) was a medical experiment, conducted around Tuskegee, Alabama, where 400 poor, mostly illiterate black American sharecroppers became part of a study on the treatment of syphilis without their full knowledge. ... The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Alabama is at historic Moton Field, site of primary flight training for the pioneering World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. ...

Notable residents

Andre Thornton (born August 13, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama) was a first baseman and designated hitter who played for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, and Cleveland Indians during a 14-year career in Major League Baseball. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen, the elite, all-African American 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli, Italy. ... Lieutenant General Russell C. Davis was Chief, National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia. ... Tom Joyner (born November 23, 1949) is an African American radio host. ...

References

    1. ^ [1969] (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

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