Tag: Tuskegee University


Why we are here for Michelle Obama’s candid conversations on race

First Lady Michelle Obama has been making some profound statements on racial and gender inequality on the college graduation circuit at schools like Tuskegee University and Oberlin College. But while many have celebrated her comments, of course, the unfair criticism a woman of color speaking about race has reared its ugly head. Following Obama’s commencement speech at […]



Former Tuskegee University first lady dies

MRS. THELMA P. PAYTON (Courtesy: Tuskegee University) TUSKEGEE, Ala.— Thelma P. Payton, the wife of Tuskegee University’s fifth president, Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, died June 20 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. She served as first lady of the university from 1981 to 2010.