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Booker T. Washington, about the time he attended Hampton Institute. (Booker T. Washington National Monument)

Albert Irvin Cassell (1895-1969) prominent architect and Howard University professor and department head, designed buildings for Howard University, Morgan State University, and Virginia Union University. In addition, he designed and built civic structures for the State of Alabama and the District of Columbia.

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery.

In the autumn of 1901, Booker T. Washington, the great educator, author, and orator, was on a speaking tour.  In Mississippi, he received a telegram from President Theodore Roosevelt.  (President William McKinley had been assassinated less than two months before, an event which led to Roosevelt being sworn in as President.) The telegram asked Washington [&hellip

Robert Russon Moton and Eugene Dribble of the Tuskegee Institute, supported the study’s beginnings, and an alumnus of the college, nurse Eunice Rivers project coordinator. Dribble, Raymond Vonderlehr and John Heller, were the medical doctors who oversaw the project. The study attracted poor black men by offering them the chance to join “Miss Rivers’s Lodge” where they were given free physicals, hot meals on days they were studied, healthcare for smaller problems, and rides to the College.