Tuskegee University is an American institution of higher learning located in Tuskegee, Alabama. The school opened on July 4, 1881 under the leadership of Booker T. Washington as a school for the training of teachers.
The campus is still centered on the grounds of a plantation which Dr. Washington bought in 1882. The buildings were constructed by students, many of whom earned all or part of their expenses. The school was a living example of Dr. Washington's dedication to the pursuit of self-reliance. One of his great concerns was to teach African-American former slaves the practical skills needed to succeed at farming or other trades. One of its most noteworthy professors was Dr. George Washington Carver, who was recruited to teach there by Dr. Washington.
Washington had his students do not only agricultural and domestic work, but also erect buildings. This was done in order to teach his students to see labor not only as practical, but also as beautiful and dignified.
In 1941, in an effort to train black aviators, a training squadron was established at Tuskegee Institute. These aviators became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932–1972) was a clinical study, conducted around Tuskegee, Alabama, where 400 poor, mostly illiterate African American sharecroppers became part of a study on the treatment and natural history of syphilis.
Individuals enrolled in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study did not give informed consent and were not informed of their diagnosis; instead they were told they had "bad blood" and could receive free treatment.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is often cited as one of the greatest ethical breaches of trust between physician and patients in the setting of a clinical study in the United States.
Tuskegee University is an American institution of higher learning located in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Not to mention, Tuskegee is the Winningest HBCU in the United States when it comes to College Football boasting over 570 wins, over 24 SIAC Championships,7 National Black College National Championships and 24 NFL Draft Picks, also Tuskegee Football is a Top 40 Football tradition in the South.
The TuskegeeInstitute National Historic Site is located on the campus, and includes the George Washington Carver Museum.
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