Jones, Charles, 1937-

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Charlotte, North Carolina native, Jones was involved in 1960 sit-in attempts and organized SNCC at Shaw University in 1960. He served as chair of SNCC's direct action committee. He was one of the Rock Hill, South Carolina Four. After riding from Atlanta, Georgia to Birimingham, Alabama on a Greyhound bus on May 24 and 25, 1961, he was arrested as a Freedom Rider in Montgomery, Alabama. While working with Charles Sherrod, Cordell Reagon, and the Albany Movement members, he went to jail on two occasions with Dr. King. He graduated from Howard University Law School in 1966 and passed the North Carolina Bar in 1976.

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