About Josiephine Randolph Streater Threatt
Josiephine Randolph Streater Threatt (JRST) Foundation is named after Josiephine Streater Threatt, a champion for education who was born on October 2, 1903, in Hurstboro, Alabama. She was the daughter of Reverend Robert and Sister Mattie Jordan Randolph. She attended Russell County High School.
Josiephine was a dedicated and active member of her community. She was a Sunday school teacher, president of the deaconess board, trustee, and a founder of the Ephesians Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She was also district president of the Gateway Baptist Association.
In addition to her religious activities, Josiephine was also active in the civil rights movement. She was a member of the NAACP and the Urban League. She was also a volunteer at the local hospital and soup kitchen.
Josiephine was a tireless advocate for justice and equality. She fought for the rights of African Americans to vote, to attend integrated schools, and to live free from discrimination. She was a powerful voice for change, and her work helped to make the United States a more just and equitable place.
Josiephine was also a strong advocate for education. She believed that education was the key to opportunity and success. She helped to establish schools and programs for African Americans, and she worked to ensure that all children had access to a quality education.
Josiephine passed away on March 4, 1993, at the age of 89. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is remembered as a dedicated mother, grandmother, community leader, and champion for education. Her legacy lives on through the JRST Foundation, which was established by her family in her memory.
The JRST Foundation provides scholarships to students from historically underrepresented populations who are facing financial challenges and who are close to completing their degree. The foundation is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.