Historic Markers Across Alabama



Managing the School



Marker ID:  
Location: University Avenue, Tuskegee Institute, AL
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 25.714    W 085° 42.29
  32.42856666    -85.70483333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Managing the School
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site


. . . 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 Writings

In 1895 Booker T. Washington and his key administrative assistants moved their offices into this building overlooking the main quadrangle. In only 14 years since its inception, Tuskegee Institute had become a well-established institution. As Washington spent more of his time away from the school raising funds and giving speeches, he relied on his half-brother, John H. Washington, and his treasurer, Warren Logan, to manage the operations. Washington's wife, Margaret, directed the Women's Industries program.

[Photo caption]
Washington confers with his personal secretary and confidant, Emmett J. Scott, who kept him informed about the daily life of the school and racial matters in the South.


National Park Service, Department of the Interior.



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



End of Managing the School