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The "Great Awakening" from
Macon County to New York City
Alabama native and renowned artist/sculptor Dr. Lorenzo Pace is being honored for his creation of a granite monument at the epicenter of the Black Lives Matter movement in New York City, also holding a unique tie to Macon County. The 20th Anniversary celebration of the installation of “Triumph of the Human Spirit” took place at New York’s Thomas Paine Park at Foley Square this month. The Office of the Manhattan Borough President issued a Proclamation to commemorate the day.

A Visit From Road Scholars
Buses carrying 250 knowledge seekers and explorers converged on the Tuskegee History Center earlier this year. The visit came as part of an educational tour with Road Scholar, a non-profit organization that provides lifelong learners the transformative experience of touching history where it happened. In this Tuskegee News article, learn how these visitors were touched by Macon County’s contributions to American history.
Don't Miss This! Road Scholar Online Program Featuring The Historic Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Join Tuskegee History Center Board of Directors member Dr. Jerry Collins for a history of the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the U.S. government led medical study of syphilis and African American men in the south. The men were not aware they were in a study, and medical treatment was deliberately withheld from the men. Dr. Collins' lecture will also include family member's perspectives and memories. Brought to you by Road Scholar, this program is part of a weeklong online program titled "Adventures Online: The Civil Rights Movement."

Census Community Outreach
'It's About Us!' was the theme and focus of the Tuskegee History Center's 2020 Census community outreach civic engagement project educating, promoting and encouraging local citizen involvement - completing census forms. The project included a digital newsletter to teachers and educators, a custom postcard designed to reach rural post office box holders, and a new digital board on the grounds of the Tuskegee History Center. Various project activities involved the Macon County Commission, the Macon County Extension Office, the Macon County Economic Development Authority, Macon County Schools, and a Tuskegee University Art student. The Center's community outreach activities were supported with a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
2020 Census Bowl Champions
Gov. Kay Ivey recently said, "I congratulate Macon County on a job well done in taking home top prize in this exciting March Madness-style competition." Macon County claimed the state championship as the bracket winner with the biggest increase in census self-response over the entire contest.
A community-wide effort paid off with Macon County capturing first place in the Alabama 2020 Census Bowl competition. A unified vision, strategic planning, and collaborative actions resulted in Macon County Schools as winner of a $65,000 prize.
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