Alvin Childress (September 15, 1907 – April 19, 1986) was an African-American actor who is best known for playing the cabdriver Amos Jones in the 1950s television comedy series Amos 'n Andy. Earlier he had appeared as Noah in the Broadway show Anna Lucasta, but found few acting roles after being typecast as Amos. Holding a bachelor's degree in sociology from Rust College, he worked as an unemployment interviewer for the Los Angeles Department of Personnel.
Chicago musician T.L. Williams and Infinite Scholars — a nonprofit founded in 2003 to help financially disadvantaged students go to college — plan to send 200 recent high school graduates to college this fall. They're seeking applicants with a 2.0 or higher GPA. The deadline is May 1. Scholarships will be awarded to Rust College, a historically black college in Holly Springs, Mississippi.