Interview with Kay Frances Jones, LaMont Jones, September 24, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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The Jones' discuss their activities and membership in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) during the late 1950's and early 1960's. Participation in acts of civil disobedience including sit-ins, stand-ins, marches, boycotts, and being arrested at the Strand Theater are detailed. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's influence, and activists such as Abby Marlatt, Edward Morin, Ronald Berry, Laura Massie, and Judge Richard Moloney are remembered. The University of Kentucky's attitude towards CORE is also examined, as is the white community's reaction. They speak about the Lexington Committee on Human Relations and the Human Rights Commission, and remember the Reginald O'Rourke murder.

Interview Accession

1979oh061_kh126

Interviewee Name

Kay Frances Jones

LaMont Jones

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-09-24

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Jones, Kay Frances Interview by Edward Owens. 24 Sep. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jones, K.F. (1978, September 24). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jones, Kay Frances, interview by Edward Owens. September 24, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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