Thomas Rutling was born in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1854. His father and brother were sold away from him before he was two years old. He stated on the plantation until 1865, when he moved to Nashville and soon after went to Fisk.
Photographs, Outstanding People with a Fisk Connection
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938). Poet, essayist, lyricist. Legendary poet who wrote the universally admired work, The Creation (1927). With his brother, co-authored The Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing. Served as the Adam K....
Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, b. 1837 d. 1921; Governors--Louisiana
Founder and sponsor of the relocation of Southern University. Pinchback served as Senator in the Louisiana State Senate in 1867, Lieutenant Governor in 1871 and Governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873 [35 days].