Bricks and Peanuts

In 1881, Booker T. Washington arrived in Alabama and started building Tuskegee Institute both in reputation and literally brick by brick.  He recruited the best and the brightest to come and teach here including George Washington Carver who arrived in 1896.  Carver’s innovations in agriculture, especially with peanuts, expanded Tuskegee’s standing throughout the country.  The story continues….

This house demonstrates how far Washington had come

The Oaks - Booker T. Washington Home

Red brick three story Queen Anne Revival style house surrounded by a lush green lawn.

Tuskegee Student Made Bricks

If You Build It, They Will Come

Red Brick and Mortar wall section showing original bricks made by Tuskegee Institute students.

George W. Carver Museum at Tuskegee University

The Genius of George Washington.Carver

George W. Carver Museum is a red brick structure with two entrances. White sign with name across the top with bust of Carver.between doors.

Hair Dressing Made From Peanuts

Inventions of George W. Carver

A jar of Hair Dressing developed by George W. Carver at Tuskegee Institute from peanuts.

Booker T. Washington Built Tuskegee on a Solid Brick Foundation

Booker T. Washington

Photograph of Booker T. Washington, Founder and First President of Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee Unversity)

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Mailing Address:

1212 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088

Phone:

(334) 727-3200
Main telephone line for information requests, operating hours, directions, reservations, and special use requests.

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