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James H. Jones Inducted onto the NC Civil Rights Trail

[Jackson], N.C. -James H. Jones was a fanner who in 1971 became Northampton County's first black school board representative. He played a pivotal role in the integration of the County's local schools during the 1960s and 70s. Later, in 1980, his vision and leadership as North Carolina's First Black School Board Chairman introduced a new era in education and had a marked effect on racial progress in the State. Recognizing his extraordinary achievements, in 2014, he was posthumously inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Subsequently, 2015 saw the release of the award-winning documentary film, Chairman Jones-An Improbable Leader, produced by his daughter Anna Jones. https://chairmanjones.com/