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Lorine Frankie Knight was born in Readyville, TN. Dr. Knight majored in home economics with a minor in physical science at Tennessee A&I State University. During her senior year she was offered a scholarship by Howard University, which she accepted immediately. Nine months later, she was granted a master’s degree. While she was finishing her Ph.D. at Cornell, Dr. Oscar J. Chapman, Dean of Instruction at Lincoln University, came to New York to interview Dr. Knight for a position at Lincoln University. The position included bring a classroom professor and the Department Head of Education. Dr. Knight served Lincoln University for nearly 30 years. She was also involved in the local chapter of the NAACP.
Lincoln University Archives
Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln University of Missouri alumni, Lincoln University women
Schleer, Mark and Bryant, Ithaca, "Legendary Ladies of Lincoln: Lorine F. Knight" (2019). Legendary Ladies of Lincoln. 13.