from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of eastern Alabama east of Montgomery. It is the seat of the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881. Population: 11,500.
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- proper n. A city in southwestern Alabama in the United States.
- proper n. An unethical experiment on humans. (A reference to the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a landmark event in medical research ethics and law.)
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- n. a town in eastern Alabama
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THE TUSKEGEE NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE, at Tuskegee, Alabama, is one of the most uniquely interesting institutions in America.
Herbert Carter was among the original 33 Tuskegee pilots, though the term "Tuskegee Airmen" also referred to the thousands of navigators, instructors, nurses, parachute packers and others -- both military and civilian -- who kept the unit humming.
Ms. Reverby said she came across the experiment while conducting research on a famous 40-year study in Tuskegee, Ala., in which researchers studied — but refrained from treating — African-American men who had syphilis.
"Deception was the key here as it had been in Tuskegee," wrote Reverby, who described the experiment in detail in a 29-page paper that will be published in January in the Journal of Policy History.
African-American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, Ala., whose members became the heroes of the skies over Germany during World War II -- despite the best efforts of the U.S. military to prevent that from happening.
These men were called the Tuskegee Airmen, now known in America as "The Red Tails" for the brash colors they displayed on the aircraft they flew.
Born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama, this unlikely woman was to become the icon of the Civil Rights movement.
McIlwain's story was less about his time in Tuskegee as it was about the struggles with racism that he and the other pilots experienced throughout their young adult lives in the military.
There were two and a half to three million Americans that didn't know (what happened in Tuskegee).
There were originally 16,000 pilots and ground crew who were based in Tuskegee, Alabama, between 1942 and 1946.