Dining and Social Center Historical

Dining and Social Center Historical (HM1X8O)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36088 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 25.771', W 85° 42.289'

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—Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

The young women all seated first, and then the young men march in. But no conversation is allowed until . . . a simple grace is chanted by the
chorus of a thousand voices.
—Booker T. Washington, The Working Hands

Gold-domed Tompkins Hall, one of the grandest buildings on campus, serves as the school's dining and social center. Since 1910 students have gathered here to attend concerts, dances, and meetings of clubs and other organizations.

During World War II the facility housed a recreation room and entertainment area for enlisted men, including the famed Tuskegee Airmen. In the 1960s Tompkins Hall became focal point for student civil rights activities.

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{Top Right}: Air cadets attend a Tompkins Hall party.

{Main Photo}: Early students learned about nutrition and etiquette at the dining hall.
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HM NumberHM1X8O
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621767 N 3588784
Decimal Degrees32.42951667, -85.70481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.771', W 85° 42.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 46.26" N, 85° 42' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near University Ave, Tuskegee AL 36088, US
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