1904Named for Frederick Douglass, famed runaway slave, abolitionist and statesman. Douglass came to Tuskegee in 1892 and delivered the 11th Annual Commencement address in which he "urged economy, thrift and common sense." Those words of Douglass echoed the very philosophy and sentiment of Booker T. Washington. Douglass' son, Major Charles H. Douglass, dedicated the building. Later, Douglass' great-grandson married Booker T. Washington's granddaughter Nettie, and resided in Tuskegee for a short time.
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|Date Added||Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 621810 N 3588867|
|Decimal Degrees||32.43026667, -85.70435000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 25.816', W 85° 42.261'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 25' 48.96" N, 85° 42' 15.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Benjamin F Payton Dr, Tuskegee AL 36088, US|
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