Interview with Curtis Jones, June 27, 2017

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

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Description

Curtis Jones grew up in Griffin, Georgia during segregation. As a child, he was one of the first students to integrate into Sacred Heart Elementary and later was one of the first to integrate into Griffin High School. Jones attended West Point Military Academy before he served in the army as an infantry officer, a position he held for 20 years. After retiring from the army, Jones became the first African American superintendent of the Griffin School system. In this interview, Jones talks about his school experience, military and educational career, and he discusses integration and discrimination.

Date

2017-06-27

Identifier

RBRL418GAA-016

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Duration

66 minutes



Citation

Curtis Jones et al., “Interview with Curtis Jones, June 27, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed June 28, 2022, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL418GAA/RBRL418GAA-016.

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