Clifton Jones interview
Dr. Clifton R. Jones (1910-2000) was a professor of sociology at Morgan State College and Howard University. In this oral history interview, he discusses his time as a member of the board of directors for the Baltimore Urban League in Maryland, as well as his role as chairman of the State Employment Security Commission (a position he was appointed to by Theodore McKeldin). Dr. Jones also discusses the insight such work gave him on the impact of segregation and socioeconomic status, as well as different aid initiatives and legislation (e.g. the Housing Act of 1949) on local housing and the general living conditions of Black citizens. The interview concludes with Dr. Jones’ perspective on McKeldin’s unique political career and his impact on the local civil rights movement.