I am pleased to learn from Jon Odell that Jones County Junior College (JCJC) has established the Anna Knight Memorial Scholarship. Anna was a distinquished educator who provided the multiracial Knights with one of the finest schools in Mississippi during the early years of racial segregation. She was the daughter of Newt Knight and Georgeanne Knight and the granddaughter of Rachel Knight. Anna graduated from, and later taught at, Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. Her history reminds us that the Free State of Jones is an ever-evolving story!
Florence Blaylock and Dorothy Marsh, descendants of Newt and Rachel Knight, established the scholarship in conjunction with the JCJC Foundation. Donations may be made to the JCJC Foundation, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.
You can learn more about Anna Knight and the memorial scholarship established in her name by clicking: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200812170816/NEWS01/81217007