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Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940


Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, Robert Moton received degrees from Oberlin College in 1916, Lincoln in 1920, Harvard in 1929, and Howard in 1930. He succeeded Booker T. Washington as Principle of the Tuskegee Institute, serving from 1915 to 1935. He was also president of the National Negro Business League for more than twenty years. Moton's autobiography, Finding a Way Out , was published in 1920, and in 1930 he received the Harmon Award for his contributions to better race relations.


West Earle H . Dictionary of American Negro Biography. 1 st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 1982. pgs. 459-461.

Who’s Who in Colored America . Ed. Thomas Yenser. 5 th ed. Thomas Yenser: New York, 1940. pgs. 383-384.

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