Though small in population
In our Southern land,
Tuskegee stands up for herself
In the education band.
She holds her noted institutes
For both her white and black;
When all the towns are boasting,
Tuskegee is in the pack.
Let her stand the pride of the South
In these progressive years;
Let all of her people gladly talk
Of the noble name she bears.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Tuskegee,
Where education lies!
Of all the rulers and noble men,
Tuskegee has caught their eyes.
She has sent out her noble ones
To spread her fame abroad.
To tell of her noble work
In the South, and her reward.
Among the smart, noble workers,
You will find her competent sons,
Teaching and showing the noble work
That great Tuskege'se done.
Long may she survive,
Her sons and daughters live.
That they teach the useful things
That noble Tuskegee gives.
Published in Julius C. Wright, Poetic Diamonds, 1906