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What school was founded under reconstruction? A) Harvard college B) Wellesley college C) the Tuskegee institute D) Massachusetts institute of technology

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Eric Morgan on March 26, 2019

C. The Tuskegee Institute.The school, now known as Tuskegee University, was founded in 1881 by Lewis Adams, a former slave and successful merchant, and George Campbell, a former slave owner. Adams, assisted by W. F. Foster, a white candidate for the senate of the state of Alabama, the delivery of many black votes as a candidate in the 1880 election. In contrast, Foster worked to get the Alabama legislature to pass a bill that establishes a "normal school" (teacher training college) for African-American students. $2,000 per year was allocated in the state of Alabama's general budget to support the school, but was still otherwise a private institution. Booker T. Washington was hired to serve as its first director-a position he held from 1881 until 1915. The school was originally called The Normal School for Colored Teachers at Tuskegee. Early in its history, the name of the school was changed to The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, in order to reflect the work of training the students also took part in the school. The institution became a university, Tuskegee University, in 1985. Today, Tuskegee University offers undergraduate, masters, professional, and doctoral, and has more than 3,000 students.


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