Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Mattie Jones

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Fri, 02/05/1999

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1999OH01.6

Jones' story moves from her experience of segregated schools, discrimination on the job and in public accommodations, to being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. to be involved in the movement. She participated in Frankfort sit-ins with the Black Workers Coalition for Justice, and the Kentucky Alliance Against Racism and Political Oppression; she also went to jail. Transcript available.

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