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Tuskegee, Alabama

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Tuskegee, Alabama
Thou Pride of the Swift Growing South
Location in Macon County, Alabama
Location in Macon County, Alabama
Tuskegee, Alabama is located in the United States
Tuskegee, Alabama
Tuskegee, Alabama
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°25′53″N 85°42′24″W / 32.43139°N 85.70667°W / 32.43139; -85.70667
CountryUnited States
 • Total17.33 sq mi (44.89 km2)
 • Land17.06 sq mi (44.19 km2)
 • Water0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
463 ft (141 m)
 • Total9,395
 • Density550.7/sq mi (212.63/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
36083, 36087, 36088
Area code334
FIPS code01-77304
GNIS feature ID0128211

Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. At the 2020 census the population was 9,395[2] and is designated a Micropolitan Statistical Area. It has been the site of major African-American achievements for more than 100 years. It is where, in 1881, Lewis Adams founded the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers, which later became Tuskegee Institute and then Tuskegee University, with the mission of educating a newly freed people for self-sufficiency, and was the birthplace of Rosa Louise Parks in 1913. Today it remains a center for African-American education and became a part of the National Parks System in 1974. One of the most famous teachers at Tuskegee was George Washington Carver, whose name is linked to new forms of research into Southern farming method and crops. Tuskegee and Tuskegee Institute were also home to the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first squadron of African-American pilots in the U.S. Military. The city is the county seat of Macon County, and is known as the home of Tuskegee University "The Pride of the Swift Growing South".

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  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tuskegee city, Alabama: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  3. Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8.