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Colston, Lugusta Tyler

(born: 1911  -  died: 2008) 

Lugusta T. Colston, born in Lexington, KY, was a graduate of Wiley College and received her undergraduate library degree from Wayne State University. She was the librarian at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, FL for more than 30 years and had also taught at the Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia, SC.

In 1940, she was one of the seven founding members of the the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was also a founding member of the Greater Miami Chapter of Links, an international women's civic organization, and was involved in several community organizations, including taking a leading role with the Minority Involvement Committee of the Miami-Dade County Division of the American Cancer Society.

Colston was the daughter of schoolteacher Mattie Mason Tyler and barber Charles W. Tyler. Lugusta T. Colston was a sister of Jimmie Tyler Brashear. After the 1999 death of her husband, Nathaniel Colston, Lugusta lived in Southfield, MI. She is buried in Lexington, KY.

For more see E. J. Brecher, "Veteran librarian at Booker T. Washington," Miami Herald, 3/9/2008, Metro and State section, p. 5B.

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