Heritage Forum: To Raise Up the Man Farthest Down: Tuskegee University’s Advancements in Human Health, 1881-1987

Guest speakers will present programs on state and local history. Heritage Forums take place on Sundays in July starting July 8. 3 p.m., Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Refreshments served after each presentation. Heritage Forums are official AL200 Bicentennial events.

Presented by Dana Chandler, Tuskegee University Archivist. Chandler, co-author of this self-titled new book from the University of Alabama Press, will discuss how Tuskegee’s medical and public health history promoted Booker T. Washington’s mission of promoting “healthy minds and bodies.”  Using never-before-published images, he will illustrate Tuskegee’s unrecognized role in the eradication of polio and provide new information about the story of the HeLa research cell line that has received recent attention in a book and movie.

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22 Jul

Where: Landmark Park
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: $4 for adults, $3 for kids, FREE for park members
Categories: Adult Programs, Family Programs