Chairman Jones Receives NC Civil Rights Trail Marker

Posted by on Jun 10, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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. 

Chairman Jones Receives Community Impact Award 2019

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Down East Flick Fest awarded Chairman Jones the Community Impact Award for 2019.

The 4th Annual Down East Flick Fest – Special Screenings – Sep 20

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in media, news/media, screenings | 0 comments

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.

The 4th Annual Down East Flick Fest Special Screenings & Film Festival



Full Bloom Film Festival Selects Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in news/media, screenings, Uncategorized | 0 comments

               Chairman Jones–An Improbable Leader screens at Full Bloom Film Festival in Statesville, North Carolina September 19-22, 2019



18th Kansas International Film Festival

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in news/media, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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

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


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.


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!