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In 1969, a trailblazer emerged during a desegregation crisis in Northampton County, N.C. James Henry Jones, a black farmer with a seventh-grade education, led integration efforts and became the first black school board chairman in North Carolina. A documentary about his work, made by his daughter, filmmaker Anna Jones, will be shown at Gardner-Webb University Oct. 15.
Anna Jones, Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader, Cleveland County (N.C.), desegration, Dr. Prince Bull, Friday Dialogues, Friday Labs, Hunter Corn, integration, Karla Haynes, Levine Museum of the New South, Noel T. Manning II, Northampton County (N.C.), Tom Hanchett, Wildacres Leadership Initiative, William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Hosts Free Screening of Award-Winning Historical Documentary" (2018). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 361.