Bess Bolden Walcott

Long-time Tuskegee Institute administrator Bess Bolden Walcott co-founded the school's all-black Red Cross Chapter in 1918. During World War II she served as acting field director, aiding the Tuskegee Airmen and others in need in the area. She also played an integral role in the establishment of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, in large part through her work to preserve the legacy of George Washington Carver.

Courtesy of the Tuskegee University Archives