Clement, Rufus E., 1900-1967
Rufus E. Clement was the sixth and longest-serving president of Atlanta University; he served for thirty years, from 1937 to 1967. He was also elected to the Atlanta Board of Education in 1953, and with that victory became the first African American to be elected to public office in Atlanta since Reconstruction.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Anne Braden Oral History Project (Kentucky Virtual Library)
- Southern school news (University of Georgia Libraries)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)