Enrolling at Tuskegee

Working through College

"After all you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines."

"After high school in Henry County, I learned the Tuskegee would offer people jobs. They would give ’em work scholarships, and if you would come to Tuskegee and wan—and you were willing to work, you could just about work your way through school. So the summer before I was supposed to go to college, I went to Tuskegee, and they gave me a job. The first job they gave me, I really liked it, it was in the…farm shop and there was machinery there, so that was wonderful. It was inside, out of the sun, not air conditioned, but I didn’t have to go in the sun. And later on, the…professor who was sponsoring me came in and said, 'We got to take you away from this job and we gonna send you to the farm because we got to…gather the hay.' Well, after all you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines, so I went out and I got a pretty good job there."