Oral History with Michael Jones, June 17, 2016

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Title

Oral History with Michael Jones, June 17, 2016

Subject

Desegregation

Description

Michael Jones was one of the first four students to break the segregation barriers in Arlington Public Schools by attending the previously all-white Stratford Junior High School in 1959. Mr. Jones grew up in the Hall’s Hill neighborhood, a historically African-American community in northern Arlington County. He was interviewed for the Arlington Public Library Oral History Program by Judith Knudsen, and his interview is available in its full audio and typed transcript forms. You can also read and listen to excerpts from his oral history, regarding his memories of growing up in Hall’s Hill and segregated Arlington, the quality of teachers at Langston and Hoffman-Boston, the preparation leading up to desegregation, and his first day at Stratford.

Creator

Michael Jones

Source

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Publisher

Arlington County Library Oral History Program

Date

17-Jun-16

Contributor

Judy Knudsen

Rights

This interview is subject to copyright. Unauthorized use of the interviews in the Local History Collections of the Arlington Community Archives is prohibited.

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

jonesm20160617

Coverage

1940s-1960

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Judy Knudsen

Interviewee

Michael Jones

Location

Arlington County, Virginia

Original Format

Digital Recording

Duration

00:38:18

Bit Rate/Frequency

96kbps

Files

Citation

Michael Jones, “Oral History with Michael Jones, June 17, 2016,” Project DAPS, accessed February 26, 2024, https://projectdaps.org/items/show/103.