Alexander Jefferson had no idea he was connected to Morehouse College.
But a few years ago, the 87-year-old former Tuskegee Airman and prisoner-of-war found out something very interesting: his great-grandfather is William Jefferson White, the founder of Morehouse College.
“Old-fashioned people never talked much about history,” Jefferson said during a campus visit in July. “My mother and father never talked about history. Nobody ever talked about slavery…So I had no idea.”