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Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Griffin, Willie James, 1974-
Creator:Jones, Mary A., 1933-
Title:Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09
Date:2013 Mar. 9
Description:

Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police committee to recruit African American police officers. She closes the interview by discussing the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Voter registration--Georgia | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Georgia | School integration--Georgia--Albany | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741
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_crhp0070/