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We shall prosper . . . as we learn to dignify and glorify labor and put brains and skills into the common occupations of life. —Booker T. Washington
Tuskegee Institute's vocational training program began in this building in 1890 when Lewi…
Let our societies spend less money in taking care of the sick, and much more money in promoting the health of the race . . . . Let us make health contagious in every community rather than disease. —Booker T. Washington, Address before Natio…
. . . the school is not dependent upon the presence of any one individual. The whole
executive force . . . is so organized . . . that the machinery of the school goes on day by day like clockwork.
—Booker T. Washington, Autobiographical W…
I will be very glad to pay the bills for the library building . . .
and I am glad of this opportunity to show the interest I have
in your noble work. —Andrew Carnegie
Carnegie Hall is named for Andrew Carnegie, one of many benefactors …
The young women all seated first, and then the young men march in. But no conversation is allowed until . . . a simple grace is chanted by the
chorus of a thousand voices. —Booker T. Washington, The Working Hands
Gold-domed Tompkins H…
. . . I should consider it a far-reaching calamity for us to lose Mr. Taylor at Tuskegee. —Booker T. Washington
Look at the buildings around the main quadrangle. Much of what you see is the work of Robert R. Taylor, the school's original…
I determined when quite a small child . . . I would in some way get enough education to enable me to read common books and newspapers.
—Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington changed the name of this building about 19…
On this site
November 12, 1906
Thomas Monroe Campbell,
the first Negro agent, received
notice of his selection by
Dr. Booker T. Washington and
Dr, Seaman A. Knapp, U.S.D.A.
to begin extension work
The actual sight of a first-class house that a Negro has built is ten times more potent than pages of discussion about a house that he ought to build, or perhaps could build. —Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery
The Oaks was the home of…
When school is in session, the broad expanse in front of you—the university's main quadrangle—buzzes with activity just as it did in the early 1900s, but life was much more regimented then. Students received demerits if they did not ob…