Biographies and Portraits of Women Serving in the era of 1895 - 1945

Anna Knight (1874 - 1972)

Nurse, educator, Bible worker. First African-American woman missionary, serving in India. Upon her return to the US, she served as conference and union departmental secretary. In 1940 she was appointed to the General Conference North American Negro Department. The daughter of ex-slave sharecroppers, she read herself into the Adventist faith through the Signs of the Times. Graduated in nursing from Battle Creek College in 1898. Built a self-supporting school for Blacks in Mississippi.