Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. was born June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee,
Alabama, Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. His
grandfather's house was across the street from the home of the president
of the Institute. His family moved to Illinois where he graduated from
Joliet Township High School, East Campus, in Joliet. A star tennis
player in Joliet, he accepted a tennis scholarship back at Tuskegee
Institute and later graduated with a major in economics.
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