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celebrates Family Day. Page B-l, The Tuskegee News, September 28, 2000 Photo by Wendell Rodgers Celebrating TU Family Day Keith Butler, 73, Tuskegee University's starting center out of Booker T. Washington High School in Tuskegee, is shown w~'h family members during TU's Family Day Saturday, Sept. 23 whe~i the Golden Tigers improved to 3-0 with a 48-0 win over Johnson C. Smith. With Keith at the far right is his mother, Loretta. In the front is his younger b other, Xavier Jr.. At the left next to Keith is his father Xavier Buffer Sr., and at the right next to Keith is his older brother, Vernon. Photo by Wendell Rodgers ee University's 2000-2001 cheerleaders and mascots University cheerleaders and mascots have good Shereka Cofield, Tiffany Nelson, Metara Austin, Rashun Conner, smile with the Golden Tigers off to a 3-0 start for the Skye Tompkins, Diane Davis, Kristen Ashby, Chanel Malvar and season. In the tiger suit is Oscar Austin and the girl Tanerica Washington. Kimberly Samuel and Metara Austin are Mack. Kneeling, from left, are: Kimberly Samuel, graduates of Booker T. Washington High School in Tuskegee. and Seneca Dunmore. Standing, from left, are PALS meet Sept. 28 County PALS chapter will meet at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 28. All members are encouraged to be at this meeting to take care business that needs to come before the members. this meeting, a representative from the Alabama A Littered State) office will be present to I the Macon County Betterment ~ition (MCBA).at 7 citizens are encouraged to come to the MCBA meeting that night. This is an opportunity to gather some infor- mation and to give citizens a chance to join the effort to clean up our county. With the kind of enthusiasm that was generated over the defeat of the proposed mega-landfill, we can have this problem under control in a short time. Macon County can become a model for the rest of the state, not onty~by.the cleanup but also for 4khe unity of our citizens as we work o~ a common goal. - ..... ~ : Photo by Wendell Rodgers Cause to celebrate Tuskegee University pre-season All-America linebacker Kelvin Powell flashes a grin along with his mother, Gall Hall, after a 48-0 victory over Johnson C. Smith Saturday, Sept. 23, at Tuskegee University's Family Day. Powell, who played his high school football at Booker T Washington High School ~ Tuskegee, is TU's second- leading tackler after three games, trailing fellow inside linebacker Nate Jones, who also played at BTW = :: In - " I II ILl II I II I I II I I IIIII II III II IIII I IIIII IIII .......... September 30th 8:00 p.m. Chappie James Center @ In association with PARENTS WEEKEND @ IIl|l$l|ll ....:... General Admission $20 TU Students Only 11 5 | Ill |O |11 II Reserved/Day of how $ 25 INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT MS. MINNIE AUSTIN AT 72"1,8155 G reenwood C : mmunity Mr. Charles Wallace Green was born at Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina, in 1849. He received his diploma from Hampton Institute in 1875, along with Booker T. Washington, his roommate, classmate, and friend. Seven years after the founding of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Charles W. Green came to Alabama to take charge of the farm. So practical was Mr. Green in his method of teaching he was affectionately called by his students "Farmer Green." In 1901 Mr. Washington was asked by a few northern friends to select a large tract of land in Macon County which could be bought and divided into 20, 40, and 80 acre farms and on which homes of not less than two rooms would be Mr. Charles Wallace Green: built and sold to colored people. Mr. Green was detailed by Mr. Washington to search the county and find suitable tract. Thus, the Southern Improvement Company made its advent. At the suggestion of Principal Washington, William, V. Chambliss, a Tuskegee graduate and a pupil of "Farmer Green" in agriculture, was made superintendent of this project of 4,000 acres of land. Mr. Chambliss (a Macon County native) remained in charge until the company was dissolved. ~ "Farmer Green" was the first Hampton graduate to marry a Tuskegee graduate- Miss. Lottie Virginia Youngi~ August 17, 1893. They lived in their own home in a settlement out from the Normal School grounds where, in the early years, Principal Washington encouraged graduates and former students to buy lots and build homes. A f~}w~ years later this settlement was called "Greenwood" in honor of Mr. C. W. Green; thus, the name "Greenw~ Community."., Mrs. Virginia Adams Driver, Mrs. Michael B. Stevens, and Mr. Abraham Terrell were the first graduates and for,I met student settlers in Greenwood. Mr. Booker T. Washington appointed Mr, James N. Calloway to survey and ~ out the streets of Greenwood The community of Greenwood has had a steady upward growth. The Census taken in 1934 shows that 1,349; men, women, and children were living in the 328 homes in the community. Greenwood is not incorporated; but the nine members selected at the annual community meeting, composed the "Board of Control7 The Board was appointed to look after the interest and general upkeep and improvement of the community. Mr. Green, for a Iongi time, served as a member of this Board. Captain Alvin J. Neely, Mr. Arthur P. Mack, and Mr. Charles Campfieid,': Tuskegee graduates, served as chairman, vice chairman, and secretary-treasurer, respectively. Greenwood's early business center included: The Chambliss Building which housed nine different kinds of businesses. The building was given to Tuskegee University by William V. Chambliss and presently houses the University Bookstore on Montgomery Road. The late E.H. Gamlin, a former Tuskegee student, was the first tQ: start a grocery business in this community. Later he erected his own one-story building where he conducted busl-* ness until his death. Some others who operated businesses were: Benjamin F. Pearson, grocery and general farm supplies (the building is located on the corner of Logan and Franklin Road); Henry Howard, grocery, lodging, and ho~. cafe (located on the corner of Clark Avenue and Scott Street); Albert C. Bulls, cafeteria, drug accessories, and light g~q- caries (located in the Chambliss Building); and Theodore Nofles, tailoring and dry cleaning outfit (building stands near the corner of Logan Street and Franklin Road.)