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Tuskegee airmen: brett gadsden interviews j todd moye a historian of the american civil rights movement, he directed the national park. The modern civil rights movement in alabama burst into public in tuskegee, where african americans had been registering to vote in. Tuskegee university lewis adams, a 334-727-8011 address: 1200 west montgomery road, tuskegee, al 36088, usa explore the history the story. In 1932, the public health service, working with the tuskegee institute, began a study to record the natural history of syphilis in hopes of.
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