A WILLIAM C. FRIDAY DIALOGUE
FOR THE EXPANSION OF DEMOCRACY
Join in a free screening and post-show audience discussion
of the historical documentary film, Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader
detailing the visionary leadership of James Henry Jones
who became a trailblazer during the 1969 desegregation crisis in Northampton County.
His journey from sharecropper to North Carolina’s first black school board chairman
inspires audiences and offers lessons for today, if we are willing to listen.
MARCH 22, 6PM
New Science Center
on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
The event is free, but space is limited. Don’t delay! Click here to register.
WBTV’s Steve Crump will facilitate a post-show audience conversation with panelists: Anna Jones (director and narrator of the film), 2017 Charlottean of the Year Dorothy Counts-Scoggins, and Friday Fellow Dr. Amy Hawn Nelson to reflect on how this story of citizen leadership, patriotism, education inequality, and race relations during the Jim Crow and School Desegregation eras can help us see the present more clearly and move us into a new tomorrow.
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