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Oral History Project

Project conducted by PCI in partnership with the Tuskegee University Office of Alumni Affairs

Share your 'Skegee experience

The 'Skegee experience is like none other!!  Alums from across the country say they have had the experience of a lifetime during their years on the campus of Tuskegee University.  There were so many acquaintances made, so many new friends gained, so many ideas created, and so many memories shared. But, you just had to be there!  This Oral History Project gives our alumni a chance to tell their unique story in their own words. 

After the collection is complete, these unique stories will be compiled into a book full of captured memories of our students, and celebrating our treasured time together at our historic alma mater.

We want to give you the opportunity to share your story. The Tuskegee University Office of Alumni Affairs has partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc., (PCI) to collect stories of your unique experiences, and to update biographic information of our alumni in order to bring our records up-to-date. 

What to Look For

PCI will be sending postcards and emails to our alumni with instructions on how to share your story. Just follow the steps to update your information, and set up a time to share your story with one of the staff members.

If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call in your response via this telephone number: 334-727-8521.

Sample email and postcard

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. I received an email/ postcard/ phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Tuskegee University. Can you tell me more about the project?

We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Tuskegee University. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time at Tuskegee University and how the school helped to shape your life since then. And, while we have you on the phone, we want to make sure your contact information is up to date.

2. Does Tuskegee University benefit from this at all?

Yes, in a few different ways:

  • Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
  • Legacy – sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our school
  • Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our school

3. How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. 

4. I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?

  • If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Tuskegee University. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Tuskegee University at the conclusion of the project. 
  • If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story. 
  • If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated Tuskegee University update line at 1-xxx-xxx-xxxx. 
  • If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.

5. How can I participate if I am Deaf/Hard of Hearing?

If you would like to participate and are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please email PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.

6. Can I choose what information prints in the publication?

The only information that is included in the publication is your name, class year and degree, along with your story and photo. No contact information is printed. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your alumni record for the school/alumni association. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before 2/16/24 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 /

7. I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share. 

You can call back at any time before 2/16/24 to share your story.

8. I shared a story and the representative said I could send a photo. How do I do this?

You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption. 

If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo in to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

9. Can anyone purchase a book?

The Tuskegee University Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Tuskegee University alumni.

10. I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.