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Rust College founded in Mississippi | African American Registry
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.
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/
Sleeping quarters at Rust College for female Freedom School teachers, ca. August 1964
Rust College was established in 1866 by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
When I look back at my decision of attending Rust College, I think about it as my way of giving back to my hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Rust College INTERNATIONAL ROOM in the Leontyne Price Library The International Collection is a museum of artifacts and printed materials on eleven (11) countries traveled by Rust College faculty and staff. The collection began with artifacts from West Africa donated by Dr. Josephine Njoku, Mrs. Mildred McMillan, and Dr. Sylvester Oliver. These three faculty members were recipients of a Phelps Stokes Foundation Grant to travel in West Africa.