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One Tuskegee educator’s mission to preserve legacy through storytelling and iPad

Tiffany Williams, photographed at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
Tuskegee Public School Principal Tiffany Williams wants today’s youth to know the history of Tuskegee, including the Tuskegee Airmen and their legacy as the first Black pilots in the US Army Air Corps, now the US Air Force.

In Tuskegee, Alabama, the roots of American history run deep.

From the founding of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute — now Tuskegee University — in 1881 and first led by Booker T. Washington, to the agricultural discoveries of George Washington Carver, who taught alternative methods of farming with peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potato, to the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first all African American pursuit squadron in the US Army Air Corps in 1941, there is a thread that forever connects the city’s past with its future. 

At Tuskegee Public School (TPS), where every student has received an iPad for learning in the classroom and at home as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative, principal and 22-year US Army veteran Tiffany Williams is on a mission to preserve that history for the city’s future generations.

“I have a deep connection with Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen,” Williams says. “My grandparents taught at Tuskegee University; my grandmother and Daniel ‘Chappie’ James were good friends.”


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