PBS North Carolina Presents

Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader

11/29/2016 | 57m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

Chairman Jones tells the story of the director's father, James H. Jones, a farmer who emerges as a trailblazer during the 1969 school desegregation crisis sparked when Northampton County refuses to implement Brown v Board of Education. After freeing himself from sharecropping in the 1950s, Jones launches a personal campaign to free black children from Jim Crow education.

Aired: 11/29/16

Rating: NR

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