Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader (2015)

About the Film

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.


  • 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).


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