1 photographic print gelatin silver 8 x 6 in. (20.3 x 15.2 cm)
An educator and author, Robert Russa Moton (1867-1940) graduated from Hampton Institute in 1890, where he was commandant of the male student corps. In 1915, following the death of Dr. Booker T Washington, Moton succeeded Washington as principal of Tuskegee Institute until 1935. The initial training base for the Tuskegee Airmen was named Moton field, after Robert Russa Moton.
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr. Estate
African American men
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