Interview with Reinette Jones, January 26, 2018

Project: Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project

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Reinette Jones is a special collections librarian and African American Studies academic liaison at the University of Kentucky. Jones shares her experiences leading up to her enrollment in the University of Kentucky's library science program, focusing particularly on her identity as a black lesbian, especially her personal experience navigating coming out and seeking supportive spaces. Jones elaborates at length on the complexities of intracommunity divisions within the LGBTQ community and historical segregation within the LGBTQ community. Jones also discusses her historical research, her library science degrees, and the contributions that African Americans living in Kentucky have made to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and, more broadly, the country as a whole. Jones details her involvement with Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA), Bluegrass Black Pride Incorporated, and other scholarly and activist accomplishments.

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2018oh092_lgbtq008

Interviewee Name

Reinette Jones

Interviewer Name

Lance Poston

Interview Date

2018-01-26

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Jones, Reinette Interview by Lance Poston. 26 Jan. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jones, R. (2018, January 26). Interview by L. Poston. Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jones, Reinette, interview by Lance Poston. January 26, 2018, Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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