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Chairman Jones Featured in a Wildacres Leadership Initiative Screening, Charlotte NC – March 22, 2018

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in news/media, screenings, Uncategorized | 0 comments

       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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Chairman Jones Screens in Coram, NY

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In honor of Black History Month, Christ Baptist Church of Coram, NY is hosting a free screening of Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1PM. All are invited!

Anna Jones with Frank Stasio on WUNC Radio– The State of Things

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hear Anna Jones discuss Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader with Frank Stasio on WUNC 91.5 FM Radio, taped Thursday, October 12, 2017:

http://wunc.org/post/how-one-man-fought-equal-education-northeastern-nc

Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany – Award

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in media, news/media, Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Best Film on Matters of the Black Experience”

Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader

  Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany – 2017

CayFilm International Film Festival – 2017

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in media, news/media, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader  is invigorating audiences all over the place.   Next stop…CayFilm International Film Festival, Grand Cayman Island. Chairman screens at 1:00pm, Saturday, July 1, 2017, Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2,  with Q’s and A’s moderated by Vicki Wheaton.

Durham Technical Community College Screening

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in news/media, screenings, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sponsored by Durham Tech’s Social Science/Humanities Speaker Series and the Center for Global Learner, Chairman Jones Screens at GlaxoSmithKline Technology Center, Room 100, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

 

2017 Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in media, news/media, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chairman Jones heads to Europe to screen at the 2017 Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany–May 12 – 14th!!!

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre-

          XXXII. 2017 Black International Cinema Berlin

Chairman Jones” erzählt die Geschichte des Vaters der Regisseurin, James H. Jones, ein autodidaktischer Landwirt, der als Vorreiter in Erscheinung tritt, als die Aufhebung der Rassentrennung in den Schulen 1969 in eine Krise gerät, welche entfacht wurde, als Northampton County sich weigerte, das Urteil des Obersten Gerichtshofes der USA zur Sammelklage Brown v. Board of Education zu implementieren und die öffentlichen Schulen vollständig zu integrieren.

 

Chairman Jones Sparkles at RiverRun

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chairman Jones had two well-attended and very successful screenings–March 30th and April 1st, 2017– at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.   Chairman Jones sparkled at  Hanesbrand Theater, a wonderful screening  venue with high quality video and audio projection, where every seat has an excellent view of the screen.

Attendees said they were “inspired,” “uplifted,” and “more hopeful,” by this story of courage and leadership during a difficult time in race relations in our nation’s history– not unlike the social and political upheaval we are currently experiencing in our country!

 

Screening at RiverRun Int’l Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in media, news/media, screenings | 0 comments

Chairman Jones has been selected for RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC.  Screening is scheduled for  Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00am and again Saturday, April 1st at 6:30pm!