The HistoryMakers video oral history with Doris Jones.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 42 min., 1 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Jones, Doris -- Interviews.
Jones, Doris.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Doris Jones
Doris Jones
Other authors / contributors:Jones, Doris, interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2003 July 25.
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Summary:Artistic director and dancer Doris Jones was born on June 3, 1913 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a longtime resident of Washington, D.C. and one of the foremost educators of ballet dancers in the country. Jones and her friend Claire Haywood founded the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet in 1941, to provide opportunities for young African Americans to learn classical dance. In 1961, Jones and Haywood founded the Capitol Ballet Company to provide a venue for African American dancers, where Jones would go on to serve as artistic director until 1982. In 1980, Jones established the Jones-Haywood Youth Dancers to provide opportunities for young dancers. Jones trained a number of world-renowned dancers, including Chita Rivera, Sylvester Campbell and Sandra Fortune-Green. She was the recipient of numerous awards. She choreographed for the Washington Opera Society and the Washington Civic Opera. Jones passed away on March 21, 2006 at age 92.