From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Scott, Anna W. Porter

(born: 1925) 

Anna W. P. Scott was born in Fulton, KY, the daughter of Jevvie R. Patton Porter and Thomas M. Porter. She was the wife of John T. Scott. Anna served with the U.S. WACs, 1944-1947, and returned to Fulton before moving to Urbana, IL, in 1958.

Anna Scott was the first woman elected to the Democrat State Central Committee in Illinois and was vice-chair of the State Democrat Party, 1974-1976. She ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1976 and the Illinois House of Representative in 1977. In 1984, she was the coordinator of the 21st Congressional District for the Jessie Jackson campaign.

In 1993, Scott was appointed to the Illinois Real Estate and Banking Board by Governor Jim Edgar. She is a 1958 sociology graduate (B.S.), a 1960 education graduate (M.A.), and a 1964 social work graduate (M.S.W.) of the University of Illinois. She was a full-time sociology professor at Parkland College.

For more see the Anna Wall Porter Scott entry in The Black Women in the Middle West Project, by D. C. Hine, et al.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Fulton County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Fulton, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: The Black women in the Middle West Project : a comprehensive resource guide, Illinois and Indiana : historical essays, oral histories, biographical profiles, and document collections

Related Entries Citing this Entry

NKAA Entry:  African American WACs Born in Kentucky

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Scott, Anna W. Porter,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 16, 2021,

Last modified: 2020-09-14 17:23:07