James Oscar Jones Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Jones, James Oscar, American, born 1943
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Hansen, Bill, American, born 1939
Grinage, Ben, American
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:06:49
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 25, 2011
Description
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0014
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Politics (Practical)
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.14.1a-h
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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