Historic Markers Across Alabama



William Hooper Councill



Marker ID:  
Location: is at the intersection of Meridian Street and Parker Drive NW, Normal, Alabama
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 47.064    W 086° 34.313
  34.7844    -86.57188333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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William Hooper Councill
Founder
— Alabama A&M University —


"...A tower of knowledge, of strength, of power ...Let us build..."

Dr. William Hooper Councill served as President of Alabama A&M University and was the catalyst for its early development from its founding in 1875 until his death in 1909. Born a slave, Dr. Councill emerged as a man of vision, conviction, and stamina, driven by a quest to further others through the promise of education. The Founder's Memorial Project was conceived and executed through the leadership of Dr. Dorothy William Huston, George Sharpe Valrie and Jerome Saintjones.

PROJECT COMMITTEE
Dr. Dorothy William Huston, Chair
Georgia Sharpe Valrie, Co-Chair
Jerome Saintjones, Co-Chair
Dr. Eva W. Adams, Dr. Henry Bradford, Jr., Clyde Foster, Dr. Constance Jordan-Wilson, Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba, Jr., Charles Scales and Joseph Washington



SCULPTOR
Branko Medinica

MODEL
Dr. Ernest L. Knight
Class of 1953

SITE PREPARATION
Stanley Construction Company, Inc.,
Thornton Stanley - President/CEO
Class of 1957

PRESIDENT
John T. Gibson

October 9, 2004

Erected 2004.







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