Another Light on the Hill Black Students at Tufts

Ronald Blackburn

Ronald Blackburn was born on May 5th, 1963. He was a political science major, and a member of the Class of 1985. Additionally, he was a T.C.U. Senator. During finals week, on December 11, 1984, he passed away at 21 years old, due to cardiac arrest. After his death, a scholarship was developed in his honor, to assist African American students needing financial assistance.

Biography written and researched by Peter Lam.


"Blackburn Scholarship Endowment Effort Underway." The Tufts Daily. 26 October 1987.

"Tufts People." Tufts Journal. 13 December 1984.