Luther H. Foster (1900-1981)
@ Tuskegee University
DescriptionDr. Luther H. Foster (1900-1981) became the fourth president of Tuskegee Institute in 1953. Dr. Foster led Tuskegee through the transformational years of the Civil Rights Movement. Student action, symbolized by student martyr and SNCC member Sammy Younge, as well as legal action represented by Gomillion v. Lightfoot (1960), attests to Tuskegee ’s involvement in The Movement.
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