Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader (2015)

Chairman Jones tells the story of the director's father, James H. Jones, a farmer who emerges as a trailblazer during the 1969 school desegregation crisis sparked when Northampton County refuses to implement Brown v Board of Education. After freeing himself from sharecropping in the 1950s, Jones launches a personal campaign to free black children from Jim Crow education.

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Awards

Best Historical Documentary (2016 Longleaf Film Festival, Raleigh, NC); Best Film on the Black Experience (2017 Black International Film Festival, Berlin, German); Audience Choice Award (2016 Real to Reel Film Festival, King's Mountain, NC); Community Impact Award (2019 DownEast Flick Fest, Greenville, NC).

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Anna Jones, the distributor , or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Anna Jones
  • Produced by: Anna Jones
  • Cinematographer: Martin Brown
  • Editor: Stewart Nelsen
  • Other Credits: Stewart Nelsen, Co-Director
  • Funding: Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and community grassroots contributions
  • Original Format: AVCHD
  • ©2015, Anna Jones
  • 57 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    African American CultureSocial Justice/Protest