The HistoryMakers video oral history with Katherine Jones.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 23 min., 40 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Jones, Katherine, -- 1936- -- Interviews.
Jones, Katherine.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Katherine Jones
Katherine Jones
Other authors / contributors:Jones, Katherine, 1936- interviewee.
Hayden, Robert C., 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.
Robert Hayden, interviewer.
Recorded Newton, Massachusetts 2004 October 14.
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Summary:Civil rights activist and historian Katherine Jones was born in Harlem, New York on March 19, 1936. She grew up at Sugar Hill's famed 409 Edgecombe Avenue. She earned her B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1957. That year, Jones married Hubie Jones. They moved to Newton, Massachusetts in 1961. In 1966, Jones founded the Newton Public Schools' Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities (METCO) program which enrolled students of color from Boston in Newton schools. She served as the director of METCO until 1976. In 1978, Jones became the first African American elected to the Newton School Committee where she served four terms. Jones authored many pieces on familial and local history and in 2012, she published her memoir, Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey. She won a New England PEN award in 1996 and holds an M.A. degree in urban education from Simmons College and an Ed.D. degree from Harvard University.