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From Cotton Fields to Mission Fields: The Anna Knight Story



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By Dorothy Knight Marsh

ISBN: 9781483460246 | 200 pages | Distributed by Pacific Press Publishing | Copyright 2018

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Born in the south to a slave mother and a white father, Anna Knight grew up in the Jasper County, Mississippi cotton fields. Realizing this wasn’t for her, she taught herself to read and write and eventually became the first in her family to graduate from College. In From Cotton Fields to Mission Fields, author Dorothy Knight Marsh tells her great-aunt’s story.

This memoir follows Anna from her early years in Mississippi, around the world, and back again. She graduated as a nurse from Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan and later returned home and operated a self-supporting school for the adults and children. Anna was then appointed a missionary to India, serving nearly seven years. Never forgetting those she left behind, Anna returned to the United States and restarted the school the knight riders burned.

From Cotton Fields to Mission Fields narrates the story of a woman of purpose who had no fear, dedicated her life to education, establishing schools throughout the south for all black children.

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Born in the south to a slave mother and a white father, Anna Knight grew up in the Jasper County, Mississippi cotton fields. Realizing this wasn’t for her, she taught herself to read and write and eventually became the first in her family to graduate from College. In From Cotton Fields to Mission Fields, author Dorothy Knight Marsh tells her great-aunt’s story.

This memoir follows Anna from her early years in Mississippi, around the world, and back again. She graduated as a nurse from Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan and later returned home and operated a self-supporting school for the adults and children. Anna was then appointed a missionary to India, serving nearly seven years. Never forgetting those she left behind, Anna returned to the United States and restarted the school the knight riders burned.

From Cotton Fields to Mission Fields narrates the story of a woman of purpose who had no fear, dedicated her life to education, establishing schools throughout the south for all black children.

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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Dorothy Knight Marsh


Dorothy Knight Marsh was born in Soso, Mississippi, and was raised and educated outside of Mississippi. After a career as a business woman, she and her husband retired from the active life in Washington, DC, and returned to her birthplace. She is involved in preserving the history of Anna Knight and the Knight Family Legacy, speaking at churches, organizations, and universities. Marsh is the mother of three daughters, one surviving daughter, and a grandson.

 
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Alice

Great story of a very Brave Woman

Anna Knight was born of a white father and mixed race mother. I had thought the book was about blacks, but all of the photos were of whites. Anna's family was called the white Negroes. But they were not allowed to attend public schools with the white children. As a child Anna was determined to learn how to read and write.Her White cousins taught her and then she went off to school and graduated from Battle Creek College as a nurse. She started a school with her family's kids. Then she went to India for 6.5 years and then came back and worked for the SDA church.Anna was determined to help black people to read and write and get an education.No deterrent stopped Anna.I greatly Admire her. Anna did not marry and she worked until she died at 98 years old. I highly recommend this book to everyone. We can all use more whoosh! in our steps like Anna.