200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019


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

Click here to download document

Click here for more information

ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 11
Grade 6: Standard(s) 3
Grade 9: Standard(s) 12
Grade 11: Standard(s) 4

Back to Educators » Primary Source Packets » Shaking the Foundations » Alabama in World War I