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!
Hear Anna Jones discuss Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader with Frank Stasio on WUNC 91.5 FM Radio, taped Thursday, October 12, 2017:
“Best Film on Matters of the Black Experience”
Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader
Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany – 2017
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.
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.
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 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!
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!