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James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011-05-25

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Jones, James Oscar, 1943-
Title:James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011-05-25
Date:2011 May 25
Description:

James Oscar Jones remembers growing up on a farm in Arkansas, the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, and attending the Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College in Pine Bluff. He discusses his involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and meeting activists Bill Hansen and Ben Grinage. He recalls participating in sit-ins at Woolworth's drug store in Pine Bluff, and helping African Americans in rural areas become political candidates.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Grinage, Ben | Hansen, Bill, 1939- | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Arkansas | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Voter registration--Arkansas | Civil rights workers--Arkansas--Interviews | Civil rights demonstrations--Arkansas | Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College | United States, Texas, Travis County, Austin, 30.267153, -97.7430608 | United States, Texas, Travis County, 30.209702, -97.698227
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0014/