Saturday, June 3, 2023 was a historic day in Northampton County, NC. James H. Jones’ NC Civil Rights Trail Marker was dedicated and unveiled at Northampton County Schools Central Services, 701 N. Church St., Jackson, NC 27845. His marker is historic–the first of ANY kind recognizing an African American in the predominantly black populated county of Northampton in eastern NC. It was a beautiful day, a short yet memorable program featuring Civil Rights Historian, Author, and Duke University Professor, Dr. Timothy B. Tyson, a joyful crowd, and a beautiful marker. The Marker was dedicated, in part, to all of those who came before who left their marks… but do not have markers… and to all whose decisions and actions affect the lives of children.
Down East Flick Fest awarded Chairman Jones the Community Impact Award for 2019.
To kick-off the 4th Annual Down East Flick Fest-Greenville, NC, two award-winning NC based documentaries, Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader and Raising Bertie will be offered. There will be an open forum with the audience and the filmmakers following each film, led by a special host. Seating will be limited. Timely arrivals and pre-registration are encouraged. Meet and greet 5:30 to 6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be available.
Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader screens at Full Bloom Film Festival in Statesville, North Carolina September 19-22, 2019
Chairman Jones Screens Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:30pm at Kansas International Film Festival!
Glenwood Art Theater
3707 W 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66206
Chairman Jones Featured in a Wildacres Leadership Initiative Screening, Charlotte NC – March 22, 2018
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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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!