Black History Month: Did You Know with Jerry Moore (p.1)


Miss Lillie Knauls (left) and Gloria Gaither.

February is Black History Month, and in observance, we will be featuring a “did you know” of facts, with Huntington native, Jerry Moore.

One of the leading singers on the Bill and Gloria Gaither television series was Miss Lillie Knauls. Knauls was born on April 30, 1938 in Huntington, AR to Governor and Gladys Knauls.

About the contributor: Jerry Moore was born in Kansas City, KS and came to Huntington when he was 17 months old. He’s the great-great grandson of Samuel (Sam) Martin, who is buried in the Cherokee African American Cemetery in Huntington. Moore attended Mansfield Schools and graduated with the class of 1968. After high school, he went on to get his bachelors degree and later a masters degree. Moore taught history at Northside High School from 1972-1980 and after receiving his masters degree, began teaching sociology at Northwest Arkansas Community College. His education and experience has afforded him opportunities few have only dreamed of. Lifetime opportunities, including work in the nation’s capital.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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