The Political Agitator response: These guys were about to educate Edgecombe County but not limited to about the history of Edgecombe County. These guys were awesome historians. Rudolph will be truly missed while I understand Dr. Auld has moved to Raleigh so he will be truly missed as well.
C. Rudolph Knight and Lawrence W.S. Auld recently were honored by the N.C. Genealogical Society.
Knight and Auld received the society’s 2014 “Award for excellence in publishing for a book of secondary source material relevant to North Carolina” for “African American Heritage Guide: Tarboro, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County.”
Knight died on Nov. 29, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer, the week after this book was published. Accepting the award were his sister, Jetta Knight, and Dr. Auld. The awards were presented at the N.C. Genealogical Society’s annual meeting during its Fall Workshop on Nov. 15 at the Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP in Durham. (Source: Read more)
TARBORO — C. Rudolph Knight died Nov. 29, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Homes, located outside of Princeville.
Knight was the guru of Edgecombe County African American history who co-authored three books with his partner, Lawrence Auld. Their most recent book, "African American Heritage Guide: Tarboro, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County" which was published during the week before he passed away. (More)
My condolences goes out to Jetta (Cookie), Larry and the entire family of the late C. Rudolph Knight Tarboro NC.
I have been knowing Rudolph since the early 90’s when I became politically active. Rudolph was one to speak his mind and could back up what he says because he was a damn good historian so that means he did his homework. Tarboro and Edgecombe County but not limited to has lost a friend whom was a local documentarian who loved sharing history about Edgecombe County but not limited to.
Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin
TARBORO — Previous columns tracked national court decisions and legislation that had the effect of mandating the integration of the Tarboro City Schools. This month’s column looks at students’ and teachers’ accounts of their experiences during the first year of total integration, 1970-71. (Read more)