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Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Tuskegee Intstitute, Alabama A School Located in the "Black Belt" of the South

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09616 Author/Creator: Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Place Written: Alabama Type: Printed document Date: 1916 Pagination: 4 p. : illustrated ; 31.7 x 24 cm.

Summary of Content: Tuskegee Institute information pamphlet with donation pledge form attached. The pamphlet is broken into 5 parts named; What Tuskegee Stands For, What Tuskegee Has Done, What Tuskegee is and Teaches, What Tuskegee Needs, A Special Need. The first section details the founding of Tuskegee Institute, as well as the charitable nature, including free tuition for all students. The second section details the history of the school, as well as how many people have attended and are impacted by the institute. The third section details what is taught in the school including "brickmaking, tailoring, tinsmithing, sewing, cooking, millinery, printing, shoemaking, blacksmithing, applied electricity, agriculture in all its branches, nurse training, Bible training, ect." The fourth section lists what they school is asking for money for, listing the amounts needed for certain things. The fifth section outlines a special need of the school which is new dormitories for the boys and girls, amounting $50,000 each. The pamphlet also lists the board of trustees of the Tuskegee Institute. Attached to the pamphlet is a small card to fill out to pledge a donation to Tuskegee.

People: Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: EducationAfrican American HistoryCharity and Philanthropy

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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