The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.14.1a, 2011.174.14.1b, 2011.174.14.1c, 2011.174.14.1d, 2011.174.14.1e, 2011.174.14.1f, 2011.174.14.1g, and 2011.174.14.1h.
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.
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.31.1a, 2011.174.31.1b, 2011.174.31.1c, 2011.174.31.1d, 2011.174.31.1e, 2011.174.31.1f, and 2011.174.31.1g.
Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.