“Remembering the Tuskegee Experience: Alumni Oral Histories from the 1920s-1930s,” documents Tuskegee University’s (Institute) historical significance and contributes to framing its economic, social, political and cultural outcomes. Secondly, but of equal importance, the work captures the personal reflections and experiences of African Americans during a critical time in American and Black American history.
The anticipated long term benefits of this oral history include archiving the history of Tuskegee University itself. All of the study materials will be deposited in the Tuskegee University Archives and become a permanent part of the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum.
It is expected that this research will help present and future students understand how their academic pursuits and lives intersect with the historical sacrifices and accomplishments of other Tuskegee University (Institute) students. Employing multimedia capabilities is specifically intended to broaden the accessibility of the Tuskegee Experience.