Tuskegee University: The Daily Word from Washington with Presidential Commentary

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“Dear Gen: [James Fowle Baldwin Marshall]. Your letter containing a check for $200 from Mr. Pierce, is received. We had scarcely dared to hope for such a surprise. Our thanks are more than I can express…I thank you for your advice in regard to keeping a strict record of everything and I shall follow it closely.”
-Booker T. Washington, November 18,1881


Presidential Commentary by Dr. Brian Johnson     

Among the many signal accomplishments that the founding principal and president of Tuskegee University is recognized globally for, fundraising, advancing and developing his institution was perhaps his chief preoccupation. Yet, it was the scrupulous and meticulous regard he had in “stewarding” the gifts of others that is often unrecognized. Washington’s personal letters, correspondence and writings are littered with the care, attention and detail paid to gifts received to support Tuskegee Institute (University). And, far more importantly, he personally accounted for how each gift was utilized. For Mr. Washington was well aware that men and women do not give to positions but the persons and purposes behind the positions.

Brian L. Johnson, Ph.D.

7th President, Tuskegee University

#TrustTheTuskegeeTrajectory #TrustTheTuskegeeTradition



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3 responses to “Tuskegee University: The Daily Word from Washington with Presidential Commentary

  1. Gotta love my great grandfather!


  2. Dr. Johnson,
    Loved your presentation at the Stone Age breakfast this a.m.


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