The former was founded in 1880 by an act of the state legislature as the Tuskegee State Normal School, and was opened in July 1881 by Booker T.
The success of the institute is due primarily to its founder and principal, Booker T.
See Booker T.
The school was opened in 1878 to Indians, whose presence has been of distinct advantage to the negro, showing him, says Booker T.
He was a large benefactor of the Tuskegee Institute under Booker Washington for negro education.
BOOKER TALIAFERRO WASHINGTON (c. 1859 -),.