William Hooper Councill

William Hooper Councill (HMQL6)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35811 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 47.064', W 86° 34.313'

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Founder

— Alabama A&M University —

"...A tower of knowledge, of strength, of power ...Let us build..."

Dr. William Hooper Councill served as President of Alabama A&M University and was the catalyst for its early development from its founding in 1875 until his death in 1909. Born a slave, Dr. Councill emerged as a man of vision, conviction, and stamina, driven by a quest to further others through the promise of education. The Founder's Memorial Project was conceived and executed through the leadership of Dr. Dorothy William Huston, George Sharpe Valrie and Jerome Saintjones.

PROJECT COMMITTEE
Dr. Dorothy William Huston, Chair
Georgia Sharpe Valrie, Co-Chair
Jerome Saintjones, Co-Chair
Dr. Eva W. Adams, Dr. Henry Bradford, Jr., Clyde Foster, Dr. Constance Jordan-Wilson, Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba, Jr., Charles Scales and Joseph Washington


SCULPTOR
Branko Medinica

MODEL
Dr. Ernest L. Knight
Class of 1953

SITE PREPARATION
Stanley Construction Company, Inc.,
Thornton Stanley - President/CEO
Class of 1957

PRESIDENT
John T. Gibson

October 9, 2004
Details
HM NumberHMQL6
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed2004
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 539168 N 3849217
Decimal Degrees34.78440000, -86.57188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.064', W 86° 34.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 3.84" N, 86° 34' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 Covington Dr, Huntsville AL 35811, US
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