Kentucky State University
Paul G. Blazer Library
Special Collections and Archives
Graduation Collages (1930- 1962)
Dr. Rufus B. Atwood served as president of Kentucky State University (known as Kentucky Industrial College for Negroes in 1929) from 1929 to 1962. Atwood expanded and strengthened the academic and athletic programs and greatly increased enrollment during his tenure.
Frank L. Stanley, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Rufus B. Atwood at the 1957 Kentucky State University (then Kentucky State College) Commencement.