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Susie Jones

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note: Susie Williams Jones was born in Danville, Kentucky, in 1892. After graduating from high school, she completed an additional year of high school at Woodward High School in Cincinnati. She then enrolled at the University of Cincinnati. She married David Jones in 1915. The couple moved to Greensboro in 1926 when he became the president of Bennett College, a position he held until his death in 1956. Mrs. Jones worked as the registrar at the college during his presidency. The couple had four children. She served as the first president and vice president of the United Council of Church Women in North Carolina from 1944-1946; helped form the Susie B. Dudley YWCA; and served on the finance committee of the United Fund. The Susie Jones Alumni House at Bennett is named for her. Jones died in 1984.

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Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Susie Jones by William Chafe
Date: 1978
By: Susie Jones
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1978 with Susie Williams Jones primarily documents Ms. Jones’ memories of Bennett College, desegregation, and Greensboro, North Carolina...