Interview with Mattie Jones, June 26, 1991

Project: Anne Braden Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mattie Jones, a Louisville civil rights activist, was a close friend of Anne Braden. Jones describes how she experienced racial discrimination as a young African American in Louisville before and during the civil rights movement. She explains how she became an activist as a result of her experiences and describes her involvement in several organizations working for social justice. Jones talks how she met Anne Braden, began working with her and became her friend. She discusses Braden's character and her contribution to the community. Jones also talks about the state of race relations in the United States.

Interview Accession

2006oh206_ab015

Interviewee Name

Mattie Jones

Interviewer Name

Catherine Fosl

Interview Date

1991-06-26

Interview Keyword

Civil rights

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Jones, Mattie Interview by Catherine Fosl. 26 Jun. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jones, M. (1991, June 26). Interview by C. Fosl. Anne Braden Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jones, Mattie, interview by Catherine Fosl. June 26, 1991, Anne Braden Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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