Film, Video James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011-05-25.

About this Item

Title
James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011-05-25.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Jones, James Oscar, 1943- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Austin, Texas, None 2011, 5
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights movements--Arkansas
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Voter registration--Arkansas
-  Civil rights workers--Arkansas--Interviews
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Arkansas
-  Grinage, Ben
-  Hansen, Bill, 1939-
-  Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Texas -- Austin
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: 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.
-  Biographical History: 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).
-  Acquisition Note: 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.
-  Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Conditions Governing Access: 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
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Medium
8 video files of 8 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (127 min.) : digital, sound, color. 2 transcripts (57 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0014_jonesjames1_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0014_jonesjames2_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0014_mv08.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
image
online text
video
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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Credit Line

Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and James Oscar Jones. James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, -05-25. Austin, Texas, None , 5, 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0014/.

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Jones, J. O. (2011) James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, -05-25. Austin, Texas, None , 5. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0014/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and James Oscar Jones. James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, -05-25. Austin, Texas, None , 5, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0014/>.