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The Enoch Pratt Free Library welcomes Dr. Ida Jones!
In her latest work, Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams, Dr. Ida Jones reveals the story of civic leader, educator, politician and activist Victorine Q. Adams and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore. Adams, a Baltimore native, lived through stringent segregation, racial violence and economic turbulence to become the first African American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. Dr. Jones examines her life using archival materials to tell the story of this Baltimore City activist and politician.
Dr. Ida E. Jones is a native New Englander. She came to Washington, DC to attend Howard University. She graduated with a B.A. in News Editorial Journalism and a Ph.D. in American History from Howard University. During the course of her professional career Dr. Jones remains committed to service within the profession and the larger field of education. She has served the: executive council of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2004-2006; the D.C. Community Humanities Council, 2006-2008, 2012 and is a former National Director, Association of Black Women Historians 2011-2013. She served two terms for the Organization of American Historians Darlene Clark Hine book award committee, 2014-2015. Dr. Jones also serves on the board of the Port of Harlem Gambian Education Fund Foundation since 2007. She participated with the 2013 faculty team of the Howard University School of Social Work’s International Service Learning Project, Cape Town, South Africa.
TIME & DATE
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm