Mary Jones Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Jones, Mary A., American, born 1933
Interviewed by
Griffin, Willie James Ph. D., American, born 1974
Subject of
Albany Movement, American, 1961 - 1962
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:52:06
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 9, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.70.1a and 2011.174.70.1b.
Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police committee to recruit African American police officers. She closes the interview by discussing the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0070
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Children
Civil rights
Education
Mass media
Segregation
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
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
2011.174.70.1ab
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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