National Park Service Press Release

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site - This week’s National Park Getaway
For Immediate Release:
February 03, 2014
Contact(s):   Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390


Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site - This week’s National Park Getaway

TUSKEGEE, Ala. – George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington, two of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th century, were born slaves. They were ordinary men engaged in creating educational opportunities for disadvantaged students who were eager to learn.

Carver and Washington shared a belief that education and hard work could overcome any disadvantage. They inspired a generation to strive for success against all odds. You can celebrate the lives and legacies of both men at Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, on the campus of Tuskegee University. Read more

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