27 Teachers Stay Home

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Title

27 Teachers Stay Home

Alternative Title

Newspaper Collage

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
High schools--Florida
Schools
Education--Florida

Description

Newspaper collage from the 1970 Jones High School yearbook. The articles describe the Orange County teachers strike of 1969, in which 27 teachers stayed home in protest of the county's decision to move black students to white schools and convert their former schools to other uses. The county implemented this policy after the courts ordered desegregation in all schools. Three of four black high schools were converted, but Jones High was spared.

Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland Avenue and Church Street, but the school was renamed the Johnson Academy and moved to a new building on the corner of Chatham Avenue and West Jefferson Street. In 1921, the school was renamed in honor Principal L. C. Jones and a brick colonial revival building was constructed on the corner of Parramore Avenue and Washington Street. The school was finally moved to its current location at 801 South Rio Grande Avenue in 1952.

Creator

Orlando Evening Star

Source

Original newspaper clippings: Jones High School Historical Museum, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Orlando Evening Star

Date Created

ca. 1970

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper clippings.

Is Part Of

Jones High School Historical Museum Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

537 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Jones High School, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Orlando Evening Star.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Jones High School and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Jones High School Historical Society Digitization Project

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Feigenbaum, Nancy. "A 100-year History Lesson At Jones." Orlando Sentinel, January 22, 1995. Accessed December 12, 2018.
Jones High School. School Information: History." Joneshs.ocpc.net. https://joneshs.ocps.net/school_information/history (accessed December 12, 2018).
Jones High School Historical Society, Inc. "About." Joneshighschoolhistoricalsociety.org. https://joneshighschoolhistoricalsociety.org/about/ (accessed December 12, 2018).

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