A hand painted wood segregation sign. The sign is painted with a whitewash background which has thinned with age. In large 3-1/2 inch hand painted lettering, in dark blue paint, the piece reads: [COLORED SECTION.] The board retains two pencil lines used to guide the lettering. The back has only the whitewash, now with a slight green hue from age. There are eye screws on the top and bottom of the sign.
A hand painted wood segregation sign. The sign is painted with a whitewash background which has thinned with age. The board is missing a piece at the bottom. The lettering is hand painted, in dark blue paint with the words: [PINE BLUFF] on the first line. The second line has lettering that has been broken off on the lower half. The words mostly likely are: [SECTION]. There are eye screws on the top of the sign.
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.