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Tuskegee University (U.S.)


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[Tuskegee University, Alabama] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 January 2008
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A crimson flag, with the seal in gold, and above the name of the institution.

Tuskegee University (until recently known as Tuskegee Institute - is one of the major traditionally Afro-American institutions of higher education in the United States. Founded immediately after the War Between the States during the so-called Reconstruction period in American history, 'Skegee (as it is generally known to generations of students, faculty members, graduates, and friends) has pioneered in the education of this particular ethnic group. Together with its sister institutions such as Fisk University in Nashville, Howard University in Washington DC, Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Tuskegee was largely responsible for the creation of an Afro-American middle class by the end of the 19th Century which was to provide a leadership cadre for the Afro-American community throughout much of the 20th. A pioneer in scientific agricultural education, as personified by Dr George Washington Carver, and through the dynamic leadership of its longtime president, Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee is one of the most distinguished American universities.
Ron Lahav, 4 November 2005

Variant of the flag

[Tuskegee University, Alabama] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 January 2008

A  photo (no longer available) shows a flag with red letters on yellow background in local official use.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 January 2008


Tuskegee University - "Tuskegee University (Tuskegee or TU) is a private, historically black land-grant university in Tuskegee, Alabama. The campus is designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site by the National Park Service. The university was home to scientist George Washington Carver and to World War II's Tuskegee Airmen. Tuskegee University offers 43 bachelor's degree programs, including a five-year accredited professional degree program in architecture, 17 master's degree programs, and five doctoral degree programs, including the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The university is home to nearly 3,000 students from around the U.S. and over 30 countries. The university's campus was designed by architect Robert Robinson Taylor, the first African American to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in conjunction with David Williston, the first professionally trained African-American landscape architect. Source: 

Paul Bassinson, 19 June 2022

Detail of seal

[Tuskegee University, Alabama] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 January 2008

My images use seal and lettering from (official document, no longer available, my unstretching), modified to match the flag photo: extra rings of the seal removed and image flipped.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 January 2008

Seal image

[Tuskegee University, Alabama] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 January 2008

University Monogram

[Tuskegee University, Alabama] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 January 2008

The University monogram is a capital serif "T" superimposed on a smaller uncial "u". This does not show on the official seal and flag(s), but on this flag(s) at a photo is captioned "The University's crimson and gold logo is visible on the ceiling banners and the front entrance of the cafeteria". This is one (or several) 1:2 very dark red flag with the University monogram in medium red, golden fimbriated, black shadowed, very large and centered on it. The sport flag of the local football team, the Tuskegee Golden Tigers, uses as its emblem the said monogram charged with a leaping tiger:
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 January 2008

Sports flag

[Tuskegee University, Alabama] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 January 2008

At, what seems to be an official flag (as these go), waved by a uniformed player during a match, probably in late 2006: The said emblem on the center of a medium red flag (contrasting with the dark red uniforms of the player) and two golden yellow stylized tiger paw prints, at lower hoist and upper fly.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 January 2008


[Logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 13 April 2022