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Interview with Mattie Jones, June 26, 1991

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Creator:Jones, Mattie
Creator:Fosl, Catherine
Title:Interview with Mattie Jones, June 26, 1991
Date:1991 June 26

Interview with Mattie Jones, June 26, 1991 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Mattie Jones, a Louisville civil rights activist, was a close friend of Anne Braden. Jones describes how she experienced racial discrimination as a young African American in Louisville before and during the civil rights movement. She explains how she became an activist as a result of her experiences and describes her involvement in several organizations working for social justice. Jones talks how she met Anne Braden, began working with her and became her friend. She discusses Braden's character and her contribution to the community. Jones also talks about the state of race relations in the United States.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts | Sound | Text
Subjects:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Jones, Mattie--Interviews | Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- | Scott, Lindsey | Women civil rights workers--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) | Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression | Segregation--Kentucky--Louisville | Racism--Kentucky--Louisville | African American women civil rights workers--Interviews | Segregation in education--Kentucky--Louisville | Indiana University | University of Louisville | African American college students--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in public accommodations--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in employment--Kentucky--Louisville | United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Busing for school integration--Kentucky--Louisville | Communists--United States | Bombings--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Violence against--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Louisville | Civil rights demonstrations--Kentucky--Louisville | School integration--Kentucky--Louisville | Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations | Catholic schools--Kentucky--Louisville | African American students--Kentucky--Louisville | Education, Secondary--Parent participation--Kentucky--Louisville | Southern Conference Educational Fund | Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice | Childbirth--Kentucky--Louisville | Grandmothers--Kentucky--Louisville | Inspiration | Respect | Patience | Determination (Personality trait)--Kentucky--Louisville | United States--Race relations | Discrimination in the military--United States | United States--Armed Forces--African American officers | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407 | United States, Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington, 39.165325, -86.5263857 | United States, Indiana, Monroe County
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky
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