Booker Taliaferro Washington <ul><li>Booker T. Washington was born </li></ul><ul><li>in 1856 as a slave. At this </li></ul><ul><li>time it was illegal to educate </li></ul><ul><li>a black person! The only time </li></ul><ul><li>he was allowed to go to school </li></ul><ul><li>was to carry his master’s child’s </li></ul><ul><li>textbooks! But that didn’t stop </li></ul><ul><li>him from wanting an education. </li></ul>"I had the feeling that to get into a schoolhouse and study would be about the same as getting into paradise."
Lincoln Frees the Slaves <ul><li>When he was 9, he took a job in a salt mie that began at 4 a.m. so he could still go to school later that day. </li></ul><ul><li>At at 16, he walked over 500 miles to get to a school that just opened for black students. </li></ul><ul><li>Later he was a teacher there then the principal. </li></ul>
Tuskegee Institute <ul><li>He founded a college for black students on July 4, 1881, in a one-room shanty and was the first teacher. </li></ul>
Tuskegee Airmen <ul><li>The military selected Tuskegee University because of its already demonstrated success and commitment to aviation training. Tuskegee had the facilities including an airport, engineering and technical instructors, as well as a climate for year-round flying. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1941 and 1945, nearly 1,000 African-American aviators completed the flight course at Tuskegee University. </li></ul><ul><li>• The Tuskegee Airmen, members of the 332nd Fighter Group, are credited with not losing a single bomber to enemy fire in more than 200 combat missions as air escorts – a record unmatched by any other fighter group. </li></ul><ul><li>• The Tuskegee Airmen destroyed 260 enemy aircraft. </li></ul><ul><li>• The Tuskegee Airmen accumulated a total of 850 medals for their service and valor. </li></ul>
George Washington Carver? <ul><li>Worked as a scientist at Tuskegee Insitute </li></ul><ul><li>He is famous for MANY inventions & foods </li></ul><ul><li>He discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economically were his recipes and improvements to/for: adhesives, axle grease, bleach, buttermilk, chili sauce, fuel briquettes, ink, instant coffee, linoleum , mayonnaise , meat tenderizer, metal polish, paper, plastic, pavement, shaving cream, shoe polish, synthetic rubber, talcum powder and wood stain. </li></ul>
Carver’s Quotes <ul><li>There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation -- veneer isn't worth anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable. </li></ul>
A few more quotes . . . <ul><li>The primary idea in all of my work was to help the farmer and fill the poor man's empty dinner pail.. My idea is to help the 'man farthest down', this is why I have made every process just as simply as I could to put it within his reach. </li></ul><ul><li>How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. </li></ul>
Tuskegee Grows <ul><li>College of Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>College of Business and Information Science </li></ul><ul><li>College of Engineering, Architecture and Physical Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>College of Liberal Arts and Education </li></ul><ul><li>College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health </li></ul>
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