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Exploring Historic Treasures Along the Old Federal Road
Change the way you see Macon County by rediscovering lost tales of the past through our new GPS-guided audio driving tour app. "Traveling the Old Federal Road" allows visitors to explore history beyond the Center's walls, by navigating them to historic sites along the ancient Native American path. Click the video above for a sneak peek and be sure to download the app in either the App Store for Apple users or the Google Play store for Android users.
Our sincere gratitude goes to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for their significant support of the Tuskegee History Center's mission, activities and projects, including the new "Traveling the Old Federal Road" app.

Both the Center and the Old Federal Road driving tour are located on land that is ancestral homeland of the Creek or Muscogee people, descended from the Mississippian peoples of 800-1500 AD. 
Questlove's Acclaimed 'Summer of Soul' Documentary Coming to the Center
We're kicking off TU Homecoming weekend with a movie screening of 'Summer of Soul'. Click the video above to watch the movie trailer. The documentary-part music film, part-historical record - was created around the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. This epic event celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. The film includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & The Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, and more.

The free movie screening takes place Friday, October 22nd at 2:00pm CDT at the Tuskegee History Center on 104 Elm Street. Masks are required for attendees.
President's Note: October 2021
"As the Center celebrated its 24th anniversary earlier this year, the current coronavirus crisis reminds us again of the inequality of health care that exists for African Americans and other minorities in this country. It needs to be corrected."

Deborah C. Wolfe's Lasting Contributions to Education
As we anticipate TU's homecoming and celebrate the school's rich history this week, we reflect on someone who, you may or may not know, played a significant role in championing education reform and developing young people across Macon County.

Dr. Wolfe first moved to Alabama a little over 80 years ago, joining the faculty at Tuskegee Institute. She was committed to creating educational programs and increasing teacher competence in rural areas of the state. At the age of 22, she built the first junior high school for black boys and girls in the western part of Macon County in 1938. As Dr. Wolfe stated in an interview, (her) Prairie Farms School provided "new opportunity, new jobs, and new hopes." 

Dr. Wolfe's community impact led Macon County officials to name a high school after her in 1961. It has undergone considerable change over the years and is known today as D.C. Wolfe Elementary School, located in Shorter, AL.

Notably the first faculty member at Tuskegee Institute with an earned doctorate degree, Dr. Wolfe also founded and served as director of the school's education graduate program where she trained teachers to instruct other teachers in rural areas as well as supervise schools.

Click the button below to learn more about Dr. Wolfe's impact in Macon County and across the country.

Faculty at Auburn University
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Excitement from the Red Tails Classic Fanzone

We're thrilled to have participated in the inaugural football game of the Boeing Red Tails Classic featuring Tuskegee University vs. Fort Valley State University held at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery last month. Center representatives participated in the 'Fanzone' event at Patterson Field before the game, educating attendees on the Center's mission while also giving away prizes such as pottery and books by Alabama authors.

Click the link below to watch the WSFA video which includes an interview with Boeing's Frank Hatten, and one of our Fanzone booth representatives, Ronald McDowell.
Center Enhancements Underway, Thanks to Lowe's & Russell Construction

There's a sense of excitement and renewal at the Tuskegee History Center after Lowe's began addressing long-deferred and necessary building repairs in August. Earlier this year, Lowe's named the Center as one of its 100 Hometowns grant recipients in which the home improvement company committed to impact projects across the country to mark its centennial.

Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant Recipient

During these difficult times, as non-profits navigate uncharted waters as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are especially grateful for organizations like the Alabama Humanities Alliance for its ongoing support, including a recent grant that allowed us to maintain business operations this year.
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