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List of famous alumni from Rust College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Rust College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Rust College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Rust College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Rust College.

Alumni include Ida B. Wells, Anita Ward and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rust College?” and “Which celebrities are Rust College alumni?”
Ida B. Wells is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rust College Alumni
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Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing that it was often used as a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites, rather than being based in criminal acts by blacks, as was usually claimed by white mobs. She was active in women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1862-1931)

Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America

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Willie L. Mitchell was an American 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

Birthplace: Ashland, Mississippi, United States of America

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Anita Ward is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rust College Alumni
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Anita Ward is an American singer and musician. She is best known for her 1979 million selling chart-topper, "Ring My Bell". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Ruby Elzy

Ruby Elzy, was a pioneer American operatic soprano. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 35 (1908-1943)

Birthplace: Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States of America