Alvin Childress (September 15, 1907 – April 19, 1986) was an African-American actor who is best known for playing the cabdriver Amos Jones in the 1950s television comedy series Amos 'n Andy. Earlier he had appeared as Noah in the Broadway show Anna Lucasta, but found few acting roles after being typecast as Amos. Holding a bachelor's degree in sociology from Rust College, he worked as an unemployment interviewer for the Los Angeles Department of Personnel.
Cassandra Ifie is a librarian living in Richmond, Va. She has also been a writer since 2008. Ifie received her Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman's University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Rust College.
Rust College - one of the oldest colleges for African Americans in the United States, the second-oldest private college in the state, it was founded in 1866 by Northern missionaries with a group called the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal. Today, it is still a historically black liberal arts college located in Holly Springs, about 35 miles southeast of Memphis http://www.rustcollege.edu/