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Rutherford H. Adkins

[[Tuskegee Airmen]]


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From Wikipedia

Rutherford H. Adkins "Lubby" was a World War II pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen. He flew fourteen combat missions with the Tuskegee Airmen. He came home to complete his education and earn multiple degrees: he was the first African American to earn a PhD from The Catholic University in Washington D.C. Adkins went on to serve in many positions in higher education including as President of Knoxville College and Fisk University.

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Tuskegee University

Private, historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

Fisk University

University in Nashville