Oral history interview with James Arthur Jones, November 19, 2003

Oral history interview with James Arthur Jones, November 19, 2003

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Creator:Jones, James Arthur, 1922-
Creator:Maynor, Malinda M.
Title:Oral history interview with James Arthur Jones, November 19, 2003
Date:2003 Nov. 19
Description:

James A. Jones, former principal of Prospect School in Robeson County, North Carolina, describes how integration affected this largely Native American community. A redistricting controversy in the late 1960s revealed how much Prospect's Native American community valued their educational traditions, and they resented what they saw as attacks on those traditions, whether in the form of redrawn district lines or the enforcement of racial integration. Jones believes that mergers and integration have damaged Prospect School, dissipating its sense of community and poisoning the school with violent racial animosity. Like many older educators, Jones remembers a time of calm, when close ties between students, teachers, and parents strengthened his community. That time, he fears, is long gone.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Jones, James Arthur, 1922- | Prospect School (Prospect, Robeson County, N.C.) | Prospect (Robeson County, N.C.)--Race relations | Indian educators--North Carolina--Prospect (Robeson County) | Indian children--Education--North Carolina--Prospect (Robeson County)--20th century | Indians of North America--North Carolina--Prospect (Robeson County)--Ethnic identity--20th century. | African Americans--North Carolina--Prospect (Robeson County)--Relations with Indians--20th century | School integration--North Carolina--Prospect (Robeson County) | Lumbee Indians--North Carolina--Prospect (Robeson County) | Tuscarora Indians--North Carolina--Prospect (Robeson County) | North Carolina--Race relations--20th century | Robeson County (N.C.)--Race relations | Civil rights--North Carolina | Education--North Carolina--History--20th century | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--History--20th century | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Robeson County | Education--North Carolina--Robeson County | Indians of North America--North Carolina--Robeson County | Indians of North America--Civil rights--North Carolina--History--20th century | Robeson County (N.C.)--History--20th century | Segregation in education--North Carolina--Robeson County | Schools--North Carolina--Robeson County | School integration--North Carolina--Robeson County | Teachers--North Carolina--Robeson County | Prospect (Robeson County, N.C.) | Robeson County (N.C.) | North Carolina
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Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 01:34:22.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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