Tuskegee University – US Civil Rights Trail

Lewis Adams, a former slave and successful tradesman of the Reconstruction era, envisioned an educational institution for African-Americans in Tuskegee. On July 4, 1881, Adams’ dream became a reality after legislation was passed for the establishment of the Negro Normal School in Tuskegee – later to be known as Tuskegee University. Today, the university is a diverse higher learning institution, dedicated to academic excellence and developing students who are both intelligent and morally committed to public service. The campus has been deemed a National Historic Site by the National Park Service.

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Phone: 334-727-8011

Address: 1200 West Montgomery Road, Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA

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