List of Mississippi Colleges and Mississippi Universities: Alcorn State University Belhaven College Blue Mountain College Delta State University Jackson State University Magnolia Bible College Millsaps College Mississippi College Mississippi State University Mississippi University for Women Mississippi Valley State University Rust College Tougaloo College University of Mississippi University of Mississippi Medical Center University of Southern Mississippi William Carey…

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Rust College founded in Mississippi | African American Registry

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Rust College - Where Tomorrow's Leaders Are Students Today

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Rust College - one of the oldest colleges for African Americans in the United States, the second-oldest private college in the state, it was founded in 1866 by Northern missionaries with a group called the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal. Today, it is still a historically black liberal arts college located in Holly Springs, about 35 miles southeast of Memphis http://www.rustcollege.edu/

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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.

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Dr. Ben & Ashra Kwesi at African American Student Leadership Conference At Rust College, Jan. 2007

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