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The Tuskegee University Archives participated in all three rounds of the HBCU Preservation Project and worked to preserve materials from their vast collection of photographs, audio recordings, and video. Items selected for preservation were those documenting the history of the institution as well as significant events from the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Dr. Booker T. Washington was the first teacher in the one-room schoolhouse in 1881 that was to become Tuskegee University. Word that a teacher was sought for the new school was sent to Hampton Institute, Virginia, before land was acquired or buildings constructed, and Washington responded and led the school until his death in 1915. The photographic and audio-video collections tell the story of Tuskegee with materials featuring George Washington Carver, Stokely Carmichael, Shirley Chisholm, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, John Lewis and Andrew Young. Many of these images and recordings are newly-discovered and have never been accessible outside of the archives. Photographs, audio, and video are now available online on the Tuskegee University Archives Repository and the Alabama Mosaic website.


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Myrlie Evers, Women's Chairman of the Democratic Party for Southern California, speaking at Tuskegee Chapel on February 4, 1973



Group portrait of the Clark College President Vivian W. Henderson family.