Tuskegee University originally called the Negro Normal School in Tuskegee was founded in a one room shanty, near Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, by Dr. Booker T. Washington on July 4, 1881
“We must help solve the problems of the community. There’s too much talent inside an institute to be in a community and not relate that to the community over the broad areas of economics, education and the like.”
The purpose of the symposium is to highlight the challenges, opportunities and threats of the unique and diverse group of colleges and universities composed of today’s HBCUs.
“We are going to develop Tuskegee to the standards of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver,” Mayor Neal said. “Will it be easy? I don’t know, but it will be done. Tuskegee and Tuskegee University stand in complete solidarity as we move forward.”
The Alumni Roundup road crew recently visited Tuskegee University to celebrate their Homecoming and take in some of their unique HBCU flavor.