Tuskegee University Announces a Year-Long Celebration of Its Founder

bookerTuskegee University has announced a year-long celebration that will culminate on November 14, 2015, the 100th anniversary of the death of its founder Booker T. Washington. The year-long tribute will include lectures, community outreach activities, and symposia to “celebrate the life and visionary leadership of our founding principal.”

In a statement announcing the year-long celebration, current Tuskegee University President Brian L. Johnson said, “As we prepare for this centennial year marking his passing, let us be ever mindful that the Tradition he installed is the Trajectory this institution shall ever follow. This institution will always honor Booker T. Washington.”

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  1. Will the Greek organizations be able/encouraged to participate in this year-long celebration? Certainly they could be encouraged to go into the community and work with, ie, mentor the school children, reach out to fathers and mothers on developing parental skills, engage in the tradition of bringing social, economic and political uplife to the community. These are just a few none fiscal ideas that could probable engage the larger community in this well deserved commemoration.///

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