This semester’s research trip in our Introduction to Humanities was centered around our visit to the Tuskegee archives. Students were able to explore the connections between Booker T. Washington and William H. Holtzclaw that we’ve discussed in class through a hands-on tour of the campus. Tuskegee archivist Dana Chandler and assistant director Cheryl Ferguson rooted students’ museum visits in the archival collection, with a moving presentation of the story of the Carver meteorite, along with a presentation on the importance of the archives in understanding the African American experience. While the students were touring Tuskegee sites, the Humanities faculty met with our counterparts at Tuskegee to discuss future partnerships.

See below for photo galleries from our trip!

During our drive to Tuskegee, we also had the opportunity to tour Selma and learn more about the historic Selma to Montgomery march.

On our way back, we were able to pay a visit to the site of the Snow Hill Institute, where Holtzclaw got his start after graduating from Tuskegee.