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image located by Valentin Poposki, 5 November 2005
A crimson flag, with the seal in gold, and above the name of the institution.
Tuskegee University (until recently known as Tuskegee Institute -
www.tuskegee.edu/Global/story.asp?S=1185320) is one of the major
traditionally Afro-American institutions of higher education in the United
States. Founded immediately after the War Between the States during the
so-called Reconstruction period in American history, 'Skegee (as it is generally
known to generations of students, faculty members, graduates, and friends) has
pioneered in the education of this particular ethnic group. Together with its
sister institutions such as Fisk University in Nashville, Howard University in
Washington, Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and Morehouse College in
Atlanta, Tuskegee was largely responsible for the creation of an Afro-American
middle class by the end of the 19th Century which was to provide a leadership
cadre for the Afro-American community throughout much of the 20th. A pioneer in
scientific agricultural education, as personified by Dr George Washington
Carver, and through the dynamic leadership of its longtime president, Booker T.
Washington, Tuskegee is one of the most distinguished American universities.
Ron Lahav, 4 November 2005