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Marshall W. Jones, Jr interview


Marshall W. Jones, Jr (1932- ) was closely acquainted with Theodore R. McKeldin and held numerous positions on his administration. Jones ran a funeral business and was involved with the Community Relations Commission, Board of Bureau of Parks and Recreation, and Board of Supervisors of Elections. In this interview, Jones recalls his first meeting with McKeldin and speaks to what he describes as the moral tone that McKeldin set while both mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, and Maryland governor. Jones describes obstacles that existed in City Hall during McKeldin’s time as mayor and further speaks about the 1960s riots, McKeldin’s position on open housing, and Baltimore crime.




Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: Marshall W. Jones, Jr
Interviewer: Brenda McCauley

Production Note

The McKeldin-Jackson Project was an effort to examine the Maryland civil rights movement of the mid-20th century through the medium of oral history by focusing on the roles played by pioneering freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson and Theodore R. McKeldin, who was Mayor of Baltimore (1943-1947, 1963-1967), Governor of Maryland (1951-1959), and an advocate for civil rights. The project was sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society and was supported in part by a grant from the Maryland Committee for the Humanities and Public Policy.


Object ID

OH 8106


Audio: 45 minutes
Transcript: 30 pages

Catalog Number

OH 8106

Resource ID


Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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