Raullerson, Calvin H., 1920-2008
- Existence: 1920-2008
Calvin Raullerson was born on December 9, 1920 in Utica, New York. Raullerson attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, graduating in 1943. During World War II, he served in the Army. Shortly after his appointment in the military, he relocated to Washington, D.C. to become a research analyst for the president’s Fair Employment Practices Committee. Raullerson earned a master’s degree from New York University in Public Administration in 1949, and would go on to do graduate work at Harvard University. From 1950 to 1952, Raullerson was associate editor and director of research for Christian E. Burckel and Associates in Yonkers and at the United Nations. From 1952 to 1957, he was assistant to the executive director and director of educational services for the United Negro College Fund. From 1961 to 1966, he was with the American Society of African Culture, serving as associate director in New York and in Lagos, Nigeria. Working with the Peace Corps from 1969-1971, he served as Chief for East and Southern Africa, Country Director for Kenya, and Regional Director for Africa. In 1973, Raullerson, relocated to Lubbock, Texas, to become an administrator of international programs at Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, he served as the executive director of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies as well as special assistant to the president for international programs. Raullerson returned to Washington in 1978 to serve as an administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Raullerson remained in Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 2001. Raullerson died on February 8, 2008
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Overview The African-American Institute (AAI) plays a notable role in the fostering of educational ties between the United States and countries in Africa; the Institute is a major source of funding for African students wishing to study in the United States, and a voice for Africa in the United States. The African American Institute records document the Institute's work in international aid and education.