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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tuskegeenoun

    a town in eastern Alabama


  1. Tuskegeenoun

    A city in southwestern Alabama in the United States.

  2. Tuskegeenoun

    An unethical experiment on humans. (A reference to the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a landmark event in medical research ethics and law.)


  1. tuskegee

    Tuskegee () is a city in Macon County, Alabama. General Thomas Simpson Woodward, a Creek War veteran under Andrew Jackson, laid out the city and founded it in 1833. It became the county seat in the same year and it was incorporated in 1843. It is the largest city in Macon County. At the 2020 census the population was 9,395, down from 9,865 in 2010 and 11,846 in 2000. Tuskegee has been important in African-American history and highly influential in United States history since the 19th century. Before the American Civil War the area was developed for cotton plantations, dependent on enslaved African-American people. After the war many freedmen continued to work on plantations in the rural area, which was devoted to agriculture, primarily cotton as a commodity crop. In 1881 the Tuskegee Normal School (now Tuskegee University, a historically black college) was founded by Lewis Adams, a former slave whose father, Jesse Adams, a white slave owner had allowed him to be educated. Its first founding principal was Booker T. Washington, who developed a national reputation and philanthropic network to support education of freedmen and their children. In 1923, the Tuskegee Veterans Administration Medical Center was established, initially for the estimated 300,000 African-American veterans of World War I in the South, when public facilities were racially segregated. Twenty-seven buildings were constructed on the 464-acre campus.The city was the subject of a civil rights case, Gomillion v. Lightfoot (1960), in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that the state legislature had violated the Fifteenth Amendment in 1957 by gerrymandering city boundaries as a 28-sided figure that excluded nearly all black voters and residents, and none of the white voters or residents. The city's boundaries were restored in 1961 after the ruling.


  1. tuskegee

    Tuskegee refers to a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States, known most notably as the home of Tuskegee University, a historically black college recognized for programs in the sciences and health fields, among others. Additionally, Tuskegee is known for the Tuskegee Airmen, the first squadron of African American pilots in the U.S. military, and the controversial Tuskegee Syphilis Study conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service.


  1. Tuskegee

    Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 11,846 and is designated a Micropolitan Statistical Area. Tuskegee has been an important site in various stages of African American history. It is where, in 1881, Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers on a former plantation. It was later named the Tuskegee Institute and then Tuskegee University, with the mission of educating freedmen for self-sufficiency. It was the site of the now-infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment, a clinical study conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service through the Institute from 1932-1972. The experiment enrolled black poor population with syphilis and observed the physical reactions without giving proper healthcare. When the infected black male went to get health help, they thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government but they only received simple pain relief pills. The university is a center of excellence for African-American education. The heart of the university has been designated a National Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. One of the most famous teachers at Tuskegee was George Washington Carver, whose name is synonymous with innovative research into Southern farming method and products developed from a variety of crops. Tuskegee and Tuskegee Institute were also home to the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first squadron of African-American pilots trained in the U.S. Military. The town was the birthplace of Rosa Louise Parks in 1913; she became a civil rights activist in the 1950s. The city is the county seat of Macon County.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tuskegee in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tuskegee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Charles McGee:

    The Tuskegee Airmen success was The Tuskegee Airmen success, certainly, one that we still are proud of - that we were able to overcome the circumstances that were part of policy and help bring about a new day.

  2. Stephen Fadowole:

    In my community, there is a lot of bad blood about the vaccine because of the Tuskegee experiment and other events that have made them skeptical about health care, oK, you are skeptical ? Ask me any questions.

  3. William Halford:

    All these rules came from decades ago ; we had the Tuskegee experiments and the horrible experimentation during World War II in Germany.

  4. Anita Waters:

    Conspiracy theories become more believable once you have heard the story of Tuskegee.

  5. Lorna Catling:

    She would absolutely hate First Tuskegee Airmen, she was not the least bit interested in fame or recognition. She did her work because she loved the excitement of it all. She was an outdoorsman and an extremely good organizer, and she just wanted to do her job.

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  • Timothy Lange
    Timothy Lange
    "Tuskegee" is originally a Muscogee (Creek) word—"Tastekee"—that means "warrior," rather appropriate when the Tuskegee Airmen are being discussed.
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