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By Xaiver Jones
Telegram Media Specialist 

Russell Hughes: A Black Engineer, Father & Football Coach

 
Series: BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT | Story 2

February 25, 2021

Russell Hughes is a man who listened, watched and worked hard to become an engineer and more

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the men and women who built it did not learn the skills overnight. These people centuries ago belonged to a special, underrecognized, but omnipotent group of individuals. This group still exists and thrives in the world we inhibit today. Engineers are the aforementioned club that has built Rome, and everything else around it.

It did not happen in a day, but Russell Hughes has earned the title of engineer. He grew up spending time across River Rouge and Ecorse. Russell played football and baseball for the Panthers, and was a member of the National Honor Soc...



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