Film, Video Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

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Title
Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Griffin, Willie James, 1974- (Interviewer)
Jones, Mary A., 1933- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Albany, Georgia, March 9, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Voter registration--Georgia
-  Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Georgia
-  School integration--Georgia--Albany
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Georgia -- Albany
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: 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.
-  Biographical History: Mary Jones was a civil rights activist in Albany, Georgia, and also worked as a teacher.
-  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
2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (52 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (34 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0070_Jones_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0070_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0070_mv02.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Access Advisory
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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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.

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Willie James Griffin, and Mary A Jones. Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09. Albany, Georgia, March 9, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0070/. (Accessed January 17, 2018.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Griffin, W. J. & Jones, M. A. (2013) Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09. Albany, Georgia, March 9. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0070/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Willie James Griffin, and Mary A Jones. Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09. Albany, Georgia, March 9, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0070/>.