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Tuskegee Institute Movable School
Mobile agricultural school in the south of the USA
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Founding year:
Jahr der Gr√ľndung:
1906
Time period:
time period:
1906-1944
Place:
Ort:
Alabama, USA
Region:
Region:
Northern America
Country:
Land:
United States of America
Location:
Location:
outdoors
Target Group:
Zielgruppe:
Citizens
Description
Description
The Movable School was an initiative of the Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) to bring knowledge of modern agricultural tools and methods to rural Alabama in the form of a mobile school. It was founded by the agricultural researcher and head of the agricultural department at Tuskegee Institute, George Washington Carver. After Carver first visited rural people via horseback excursions, he realised that the school would have to come to them, as farmers were mostly tied to their work and thus to their land. This realisation led to the development of a carriage, later a lorry, loaded with numerous tools, seeds, demonstration plants as well as various materials and mules, which visited and taught the farmers directly. Teaching included modern ploughing practices, innovations in animal husbandry, plant varieties, fertilisers, cooking, canning, preservation, home care, health and hygiene. In 1920, a public health nurse was added to the team.
Goals
Goals
The aim of George Washington Carver's ventures was to impart knowledge of agricultural innovations and insights to Alabama's rural population.
Outcomes
Outcomes
A mobile school was able to teach and impart knowledge about modern agricultural tools and practices in rural areas where attending school was hardly feasible despite being offered.
Initiators
Initiator*innen
George Washington Carver
Responsible
Responsible
Further information
Further Information
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George Washington Carver_in field_holding soil_(c)_loc.gov

George Washington Carver, standing in field, probably in Tuskegee, holding a piece of earth, Tuskegee Alabama, 1906. Photo: Frances Benjamin Johnston, photo retrieved from: Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/95507555/.

Jesup_Agricultural_Wagon_Drawing_(c)_Tuskegee University

A drawing by George Washington Carver of the Tuskegee Institute Movable School's Jesup Wagon. Photo: © The Tuskegee University Archives, Tuskegee University

Jesup_Agricultural_Wagon_(c)_Tuskegee University

The Jesup Agricultural Wagon was the first vehicle used in Tuskegee Institute's Movable School program, named for Morris K. Jesup, who funded the initial construction and acquisition of mules, rigging, and instructional materials. Photo: © The Tuskegee University Archives, Tuskegee University

Knapp_Agricultural_Truck_(c)_Tuskegee University

Farmers and agricultural educators in front of the Knapp Agricultural Truck that operated as the Tuskegee Institute Movable School during the late 1910s and early 1920s. Photo: © The Tuskegee University Archives, Tuskegee University

distance-l8 - 1920
distance-l7 - 1602
distance-l6 - 1568
distance-l5 - 1440
distance-l4 - 1325
distance-l3 - 1164
distance-l2 - 1080
distance-l1 - 1024
distance-s1 - 799
distance-s2 - 720
distance-s3 - 640
distance-s4 - 414
distance-s5 - 320