The Tuskegee Sunrise is brought to you by Hot Kommodity Lounge in collaboration with Her Modern Life. This curated cocktail was made specifically to celebrate Tuskegee University’s Founders Day. On July 4, 1881, the world renowned university celebrated 140 years.
𝑻𝒖𝒔𝒌𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒆 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒆 🐯🐾
𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘖𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘣𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦
Collaboration w/ @hermodernlife
– 2.5 oz of Bourbon (@unclenearest )
– 7 oz of Orange Juice
– Blood Orange Purée
– Red Wine
– Blood Orange Fruit
Tuskegee University was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark (April 2, 1966), and the only black college to be designated a National Historic Site (October 26, 1974), a district administered by the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of Interior.
Welcome to Tuskegee University- “the pride of the swift, growing south.” Founded in a one room shanty, near Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, thirty adults represented the first class – Dr. Booker T. Washington the first teacher. The founding date was July 4, 1881, authorized by House Bill 165. We should give credit to George Campbell, a former slave owner, and Lewis Adams, a former slave, tinsmith and community leader, for their roles in the founding of the University. Adams had not had a day of formal education but could read and write. In addition to being a tinsmith, he was also a shoemaker and harness-maker. And he could well have been experienced in other trades. W. F. Foster was a candidate for re-election to the Alabama Senate and approached Lewis Adams about the support of African-Americans in Macon County.