Former child actress (Dee Thomas, on What's Happening) Dr. Danielle Spencer is a graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and practices veterinary medicine in Beverly Hills, California. Tuskegee School of Medicine is the top producer of African American veterinarians in the United States.
April 2013 ~ Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) was a pimp and writer of urban literature. He attended Tuskegee University, but dropped out when he discovery that he could make more money being a pimp. For nearly 30 years, Iceberg slim had over 400 women working for him. His nickname iceberg came from his frosty treatment towards these women and other pimps. In 1960, he moved to California to pursue a writing career. His books published by Holloway House depicted Iceberg Slim’s street life.
The military selected Tuskegee Institute to train pilots because of its commitment to aeronautical training. Tuskegee had the facilities, and engineering and technical instructors, as well as a climate for year round flying. The first Civilian Pilot Training Program students completed their instruction in May 1940. The Tuskegee program was then expanded and became the center for African-American aviation during World War II.