Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1881/07/04 Booker T Washington Principal Tuskegee Institute is established as Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers by former slave Lewis Adams and former slave owner George W Campbell.
1912/00/00 Claude McKay Education Claude McKay enrolls at Tuskegee Institute. Not enjoying the "semi-military, machine-like existence there", he soon transfers to Kansas State University.
1915/00/00 Nella Larsen Work Upon graduating in 1915, Larsen travels south to work at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, where she soon becomes head nurse at its hospital and training school.
1915/00/00 Dr Floyd B Brown Education Floyd B Brown sells books to finance his education at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama.
1916/00/00 Nella Larsen Work Disillusioned with Booker T Washington's model of education and unhappy with poor working conditions for nurses at Tuskegee, Larsen returns to New York, where she works for two years as a nurse at Lincoln Hospital.


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Particulars for Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site:
Cultural Affiliation Black American
Higher Learning College
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Education
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Architectural Style Queen Anne

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Registry Address: 1 mi. NW of Tuskegee on U.S. 80
Registry Number: 66000151
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Queen anne
Area in Acres: 74
Contributing Buildings: 3
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Black, Education
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1881
Associated People: Washington,Booker T.
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: College
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Education
Current Sub-Function: College Monument, Marker

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