10 Notable alumni of
Rust College

Rust College is 3003rd in the world, 1008th in North America, and 955th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from Rust College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Ida B. Wells

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    Ida B. Wells
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1862-1931 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    journalistsociologistsuffragettesuffragistwriter
    Biography

    Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Over the course of a lifetime dedicated to combating prejudice and violence, and the fight for African-American equality, especially that of women, Wells arguably became the most famous Black woman in America.

  2. Anita Ward

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    Anita Ward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Anita Ward is an American singer and musician. She is best known for her 1979 million-selling chart-topper "Ring My Bell".

  3. Alvin Childress

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    Alvin Childress
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-1986 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Alvin Childress was an American actor, who is best known for playing the cabdriver Amos Jones in the 1950s television comedy series Amos 'n Andy.

  4. Willie Mitchell

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    Willie Mitchell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2010 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    record producertrumpeterbandleaderconductormusician
    Biography

    William Lawrence Mitchell was an American trumpeter, bandleader, soul, R&B, rock and roll, pop and funk record producer and arranger who ran Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. He was best known for his Hi Records label of the 1970s, which released albums by a large stable of popular Memphis soul artists, including Mitchell himself, Al Green, O. V. Wright, Syl Johnson, Ann Peebles and Quiet Elegance.

  5. Ruby Elzy

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    Ruby Elzy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1943 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    actorsingeropera singer
    Biography

    Ruby Pearl Elzy was a pioneer American operatic soprano.

  6. Leslie B. McLemore

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    Leslie B. McLemore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Leslie Burl McLemore is an American civil rights activist and political leader from Jackson, Mississippi. He served as interim mayor of Jackson following the death of Frank Melton on May 7, 2009 until the inauguration of re-elected mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. on July 3, 2009.

  7. Susie Revels Cayton

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    Susie Revels Cayton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1943 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Susie Revels Cayton was a writer, editor, activist, and leader in the Black community in Seattle at the start of the 20th century.

  8. Irvine Garland Penn

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    Irvine Garland Penn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1867-1930 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Irvine Garland Penn was an educator, journalist, and lay leader in the Methodist Episcopal church in the United States. He was the author of The Afro-American Press and Its Editors, published in 1891, and a coauthor with Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, and Ferdinand Lee Barnett of The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World's Columbia Exposition in 1893. In the late 1890s, he became an officer in the Methodist Episcopal Church and played an important role advocating for the interests of African Americans in the church until his death.

  9. F.C. Richardson

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    F.C. Richardson
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Biography

    F.C. Richardson served as a president of Buffalo State College, a higher education institution that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, from July 1, 1989, to January 1, 1996; and, following that, as chancellor of Indiana University Southeast from 1996 to 2002. Richardson was the first college president of African American heritage at Buffalo State.

  10. Dembo M. Badjie

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    Dembo M. Badjie
    Born in
    Gambia Flag Gambia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Dembo M. Badjie is a retired Gambian civil servant and diplomat. He entered the Gambian Government in 1970, taking a break to study Political Science and Economics at Rust College, followed by postgraduate studies at Glasgow Caledonian University. He reentered the civil service in 1978, serving in several ministries, including local government and education. In 1983, he had a daughter, Fatim Badjie, who is also a Gambian politician.