Attica Scott ’94’


The Knoxville College office of Alumni Affairs would like to spotlight Alumnus Attica Scott who will be the first African American woman to serve in Kentucky’s State Legislature in over 20 years.

Scott believes she is that person who can design and implement more modern and effective policies when she takes office. A mother of two, Scott holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Knoxville College (a Historically Black College in Knoxville TN) and a graduate degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is also a certified anti-racism trainer and known for community organizing around racial equality and criminal justice.

“We have to look at how we are incarcerating our young people — particularly Black and Latino girls, We need to look at the state minimum wage… We need to look at what we’re doing to restore people who are formally incarcerated into society. Whether it’s the restoration of voting rights for people formally incarcerated or banning the box so folks can have a second chance and become employable.

“There are lots of issues we need to address and that is part of my agenda. Going into Frankfort and building relationships with my colleagues at the state level so that we can get some of this good work done.”

Knoxville College salutes and congratulates Attica Scott for her continued efforts in making the world a better place. “The light still shines.”

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