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6 Tuskegee University students return home from Liberia

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (WIAT) – Six Tuskegee University students who were studying in Liberia are back in the United States. Most are home with their families. The students touched down in Atlanta Tuesday evening. 383 more words


British Airways working with customers in West Africa to re-book flights

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — British Airways responded Thursday to WIAT 42 News’ questions about assisting stranded Tuskegee University students in Liberia.

WIAT 42 wanted to know what is British Airways doing to assist stranded passengers on the ground in Liberia who are stuck because of British Airways temporary suspension of flights? 185 more words


6 Tuskegee Students Stuck In Liberia Due To Ebola

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — A half-dozen Tuskegee University students stuck in Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak won’t be returning to the United States for nearly two more weeks. 120 more words


UPDATE: Six Tuskegee University Students Stuck In Liberia Are Headed Home

UPDATE: The six students are headed home!

The petition organizers confirmed this, writing:

All six students are completely healthy and will be departing Monrovia, Liberia on August 17. 414 more words

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Syphillis Victims in U.S. Study Went Untreated for 40 Years

On today’s date 42 years ago, that story broke in the New York Times.  That story was the beginning of the end of one of America’s most unethical medical studies ever conducted.  598 more words

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An introduction to Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington: A Re-Examination 

Research Materials 

I have been blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with fellow Tuskegee University students and faculty on a research project examining our University founder, Booker T. 418 more words


First Black Woman To Win Olympic Gold Dies

Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win Olympic gold medal died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90.Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 meters (5.51 feet), according to USA Track and Field, the American governing body of the sport. 27 more words