American Experience

Roscoe Jones - "The Preservationist"

Clip: Season 26 Episode 6 | 6m

Having worked to integrate lunch counters and the public library, Roscoe Jones stood ready to go to work when Freedom Summer volunteers arrived in Meridian, MS. He was at the office for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), when word arrived that Cheney, Goodman, and Schwerner had gone missing. Today, he hopes to preserve buildings in Meridian that tell the story of the movement.

Aired: 06/24/14

Rating: NR

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