200 Alabama Bicentennial

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Students Army Training Corps mechanics class at Tuskegee Institute.

Taken by the Photographic Division of Tuskegee Institute, instructed by C.M. Battey. The U.S. government designated Tuskegee as one of fourteen schools that provided vocational training for African American men during World War I. The Student Army Training Corps was intended to "train soldiers for service as trade specialists in the Army."

Creator: U.S. War Department
Date: 1917-1918
Repository: National Archives
Format: Photograph

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