Welcome to Tuskegee
Looking at this quiet collection of homes, trees and residential lanes, it's hard to appreciate at first blush how important the city of Tuskegee has been to African American history. This town gave the USA one of its greatest educators, Booker T. Washington, who turned the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers into the Tuskegee Institute, and later, Tuskegee University. That institute of higher education would give the world both George Washington Carver, one of the great scientists of the 20th century, and the Tuskegee Airmen, who formed the first squadron of African American pilots trained in the US Military for service in World War II.
Today the main point of attraction is leafy Tuskeegee University and two on-site National Park historic sites dedicated to the legacy of black education and military service in this town.