Tuskegee News

Tuskegee Calling

I hope you saw the Ladonna/Darnell wedding on NBC, lots of Tuskegeans in the house!!! That people is what Tuskegee is about, positive, caring, nurturing, loving people who continue to give, the best education and family life of a race of proud people… This was made possibly by so many of you and your votes. Thanks [...]

Tuskegee Airmen to be Honored!!!

WASHINGTON – The Tuskegee Airmen weren’t supposed to succeed. A 1925 study by the Army War College titled “The Use of Negro Manpower in War” concluded that African-American “men were cowards and poor technicians and fighters, lacking initiative and resourcefulness.” It also called them a “subspecies of the human population.” So the Army Air Corps [...]

Tuskegee University – National Historical Site

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is nestled on the campus of historic Tuskegee University. The site includes the George W. Carver Museum and The Oaks, home of Booker T. Washington…Read more

Notasulga medical clinic fills void in care

NOTASULGA, Ala. – Notasulga residents will avoid a long drive for health care when a medical clinic run by Tallassee Community Hospital opens its doors Monday. “It’s very important to us because a lot of people are not able to get to Opelika or Tallassee,” Notasulga Mayor Frank Tew said. “And we need it for [...]

A Look at Legends

The Commodores formed in Tuskegee and become one of the top groups of the ’70s and ’80s. The band had 17 top-40 hits, including such top-10 hits as “Sweet Love,” “Just To Be Close To You,” “Easy,” “Brick House,” “Three Times A Lady,” “Sail On,” “Still,” “Lady (You Bring Me Up),” “Oh No,” and “Nightshift.”  [...]

Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

For forty years, from 1932 to 1972, 399 African-American males were denied treatment for syphilis and deceived by officials of the United States Public Health Service. As part of a study conducted in Macon County, Alabama, poor sharecroppers were told they were being treated for “bad blood.”In fact, the physicians in charge of the study [...]

Tuskegee Airman’s Daughter Given Replica of Lost Medals

The daughter of a Tuskegee Airman has received replicas of her father’s medals after they were destroyed in a flood more than 20 years ago. On Monday Congressman Steve Chabot presented Ena Fletcher, of College Hill, with 13 medals. Her late father, Harold Hillery, was a Tuskegee Airman who flew in both World War II [...]

Tuskegee University Gets 1 Million Dollar Donation

Tuskegee University receives a $1 million dollar gift. The money comes from the Praxair Foundation. Praxair is a global, fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases to industries. It has 27-thousand employees in 40 countries and annual sales of $7.7 billion.  Read more

Tuskegee Airman Recalls Time as POW

Signing copies of his book, retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson jovially spoke to all who approached his table. He took a few moments to share how his early years were shaped by his experience as a Tuskegee Airman, fighter pilot and prisoner of war. Colonel Jefferson, who was one of 32 Tuskegee Airmen who were [...]

Design delays hold up Tuskegee Airmen medals

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) — A spokesman for a New York congressman said design revisions are behind delays in giving Congress’ highest honor to the surviving World War II Tuskegee airmen. U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., co-sponsor of the legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the black aviators who trained at [...]