Lifting the Veil of Ignorance Historical

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance Historical (HM1VWE)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36088 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 25.81', W 85° 42.452'

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In this sculpture by Charles Keck, Booker T. Washington lifts the veil of ignorance from the face of a former slave. The open book, plow, and anvil symbolize Washington's guiding principles of opening the path to education through agriculture and industry.

Besides commemorating Washington's accomplishments,the monument marks a new era for the institute under Robert R. Moton, who was president from 1915 to 1935. Moton raised $250,000 to build the memorial as part of a campaign to strengthen the school's endowment.

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From laying out the site to installing and
unveiling the statue in 1922, the monument
was a project of pride for students, faculty,
and friends of the institute.
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HM NumberHM1VWE
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621511 N 3588853
Decimal Degrees32.43016667, -85.70753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.81', W 85° 42.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 48.6" N, 85° 42' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Booker T Washington Blvd, Tuskegee AL 36088, US
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