Talk:Tuskegee, Alabama

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Tuskegee Experiment[edit]

Some mention of the Tuskegee experiment should be mentioned in the main page (besides just an external link), I think, as it is a prominent feature of the history of this city. This should probably be a single sentence in the end of the first paragraph. For most people, when you think of Tuskegee, you think of the Tuskegee experiment. --Beezer137 (talk) 06:50, 11 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was looking up the Tuskegee medical experiment but couldn't remember how it was usually referred to so I just looked up Tuskegee and found no reference to it at all. This seems really strange and probably should be corrected. I imagine Tuskegee isn't all too proud of this history, but it is by far the most famous part of its history. Please add several links to this page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.105.236.23 (talk) 13:30, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dangling Sentence at the end of the "History" section[edit]

The sentence starts "By 1975, the hospital complex had". Was part of an excellent large edit by Parkwells https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee,_Alabama#History — Preceding unsigned comment added by 160.93.132.100 (talk) 18:34, 19 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A need for the Tuskegee's Selective Buyers Campaign (Boycott) of 1957[edit]

Due to problems with achieving voting rights the Black population of Tuskegee rooted a Selective Buyers Campaign that lasted four years. This campaign was to act as a boycott against the white store owners of the county. During the first two years 26 white businesses closed down and created a large economic desperately. Showing the minority of whites in the Tuskegee the power that the Black population had in the their county. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vpower13 (talkcontribs) 03:12, 22 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tuskegee's Selective Buyers Campaign (Boycott) of 1957[edit]

The black residents of Tuskegee began their Selective Buyers Campaign due to the states legislature that passed a law gerrymandering the city boundaries of Tuskegee. This law prevented some 420 black voters from participating in local elections. Due to the financial independence of the black residents of Tuskegee they were able to set up Selective Buyers Campaign as a response to the gerrymandering. During the first two years 26 white businesses closed down and created a large economic desperately. This campaign continued for four years with a steady level of effectiveness. Though the campaign did not result in the end of the unjust gerrymandering it did show the lengths white residents would take to keep political power in their hands [1].

Vpower13 (talk) 06:41, 6 February 2018 (UTC)vpower13Reply[reply]

References

  1. ^ Black Power by Kwame Ture and Charles V.Hamilton

Mistakes[edit]

Washington secretly provided funding to the NAACP for its legal defense of some highly visible civil rights cases, including supporting challenges to southern states' discriminatory constitutions and practices that disenfranchised African Americans.[1][failed verification]

His support of highly visible civil rights cases had nothing to do with the NAACP. It and DuBois were Washington's biggest critic.

Through the 1920s and 1930s, Washington worked with Julius Rosenwald and architects at the college to develop models for rural schools, to be used with Rosenwald's matching funds to gain construction of more rural schools for black children in the South.

Hard to do that when he died in 1915. I've made corrections. deisenbe (talk) 09:10, 14 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]