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Tuskegee Cemetery



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Location: 1 Booker T Washington Boulevard, Tuskegee Institute, AL
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 25.851    W 085° 42.396
  32.43085    -85.7066
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



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Tuskegee Cemetery


More than 8,000 people, White and Colored, rich and poor, from the lowliest farm and the richest Fifth Avenue mansion crowded in and around the school chapel to pay homage [to Booker T. Washington].
—Baltimore Afro-American, November 20, 1915

The bodies of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and several other former members of the Tuskegee faculty and staff and their families are buried here in the school's cemetery. The university president determines who is buried here.


National Park Service, Department of the Interior.



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More information:
Tuskegee University - Tuskegee University
Wikipedia - George Washington Carver
Wikipedia - Booker T. Washington
Wikipedia - Tuskegee University



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