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Commodores will help bring Tuskegee to Atlanta

February 19, 2024

The Commodores group picture
The legendary "Commodores"

Contact: Thonnia Lee, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Tuskegee University President Dr. Charlotte P. Morris is pleased to announce that Tuskegee’s own – the legendary Commodores – have agreed to perform on March 15 at the “Embracing the Legacy” gala at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

William King, James Dean Nicholas, and Cody Orange, who are touring the country performing all of the R&B and funk hits that everyone can sing along to, will hit the stage in front of a familiar crowd of Tuskegee alumni and friends.

The Commodores, originally formed at Tuskegee University, have become a global sensation with a career spanning several decades. The band's journey began at Tuskegee, and their remarkable success is a testament to the university's rich legacy. The Commodores have not only topped charts but have also been recognized with prestigious awards, including multiple Grammy Awards and accolades for their contribution to the world of music.

This evening will honor excellence by recognizing accomplished alumni and friends who embody the Tuskegee University mission and values, reinforcing our enduring legacy.

This gala not only celebrates individuals who embody the spirit and legacy of Tuskegee but also serves as a pivotal fundraiser for scholarships, underscoring the university's commitment to fostering a bright and inclusive future.

“I am thrilled to have the Commodores join us next month for such an extraordinary event,” said Dr. Morris. “In addition to hosting the largest group of alumni in the country, having the Commodores perform will really make this feel like a reunion.”

For more information about the Embracing the Legacy Gala, tickets are available here.


Located in Tuskegee, Alabama, Tuskegee University is a private, state-related and nationally ranked land-grant institution that serves a racially, ethnically and religiously diverse student body of 3,000-plus students. The institution was founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington and is one of the nation's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 1933, Tuskegee’s academic programs — many accredited by their respective accrediting bodies — currently lead to 41 bachelor’s, 16 master’s and five doctoral degree opportunities. For more information about Tuskegee University, visit

For more information about the Embracing the Legacy gala or to purchase tickets, go to .


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