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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 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

Examples of Tuskegee in a Sentence

  1. Craig Huntly:

    At that time black servicemen were pretty much relegated to menial type work and my uncle didn't want to do that, but he was aware of the Tuskegee Experiment and how important it was.

  2. Charles McGee:

    Back in those days, the city of Tuskegee was off limits, and the sheriff wasn't a friend. You didn't buy gas or walk down the street in certain areas.

  3. Burgess Owens:

    What this young man does n’t understand is the very first martyr for freedom in our country was a black man, he does n’t understand the Tuskegee airmen, who had hundreds of battles over the skies of Germany so he can sit and be ignorant as he wants to be today.

  4. Anita Waters:

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

  5. Wilfred DeFour:

    I regret so many of my comrades are no longer here with us, it will mean there's recognition for Tuskegee Airmen and Tuskegee Airmen's very important.

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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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