KNIGHT, THOMAS M., 1943-2001


University professor and administrator, baseball coach. Born– June 25, 1943, Monroeville, Ala. Parents–Duncan J. and Mary L. McCaskill Knight. Married–Sylvia Bledsoe-Knight. Education– Alabama State University, B.A., 1963; Kansas State College, M.A., 1969; Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., 1974; additional study at Marquette University and the University of Iowa. Taught and coached at Blount High School, Mobile County, 1963-1967; minor league baseball coach, San Francisco Giants organization, 1964-1965; taught, Alabama State University, 1968-1971; Ottawa University in Kansas, 1971-1973; graduate research assistant, Oklahoma State University, 1974; chair, Urban Studies Dept. and director, Urban Life Center, Alabama State University; Chair, Department of Social Sciences and Vice Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Special envoy for the Israeli Embassy to consult in Middle Eastern Affairs for 2 years. Directed a TV documentary “Black Colleges and the Performing Arts,” 1970. Lectured on “The Urban Dilemma of Black Americans.” Died August 7, 2001.


Who’s Who Among Black Americans, 1980; obituary;


Separatism on the American Frontier. Washington, D.C.; University Press of America, 1977.