Film, Video James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011 May 25
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- James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011 May 25
- 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.
- Jones, James Oscar, 1943- interviewee
- Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Jones, James Oscar,--1943---Interviews
- - Grinage, Ben
- - Hansen, Bill,--1939
- - Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - Civil rights demonstrations--Arkansas
- - Civil rights movements--Arkansas
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Civil rights workers--Arkansas--Interviews
- - Voter registration--Arkansas
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Austin, Texas, on May 25, 2011.
- - Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- - Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - James Oscar Jones was born in 1943 in Willisville, Arkansas, married Mildred Neal in 1963 and had three children. He attended Pine Bluff A&M College, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He worked at the National Sharecroppers Fund, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Community Resource Group, and the Texas Department of Agriculture. He was a civil rights activist in Arkansas and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
- - The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 8 video files of 8 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (127 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 2 transcripts (57 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0014
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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- Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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- Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College
- Civil Rights Demonstrations
- Civil Rights Movements
- Civil Rights Workers
- Filmed Interviews
- Grinage, Ben
- Hansen, Bill
- Jones, James Oscar
- Oral Histories
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- United States
- Video Recordings
- Voter Registration
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Chicago citation style:
Jones, James Oscar, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669113/.
APA citation style:
Jones, J. O., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669113/.
MLA citation style:
Jones, James Oscar, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669113/>.