Christina Jones is a recent (2021) Bard graduate - Bard College Conservatory of Music with a double degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Africana Studies and Cello Performance.
Christina has been working with the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center on The Green Book Project, a mostly-independent research project where archival materials were sifted through to find out more information about how the Green Book publication played a role and showed up here in the Hudson Valley and even more locally, Kingston!
To learn more about The Negro Motorist Green Book (click link to see archives) publication, which was published annually, initially by Victor and Alma Green, from 1936-1967, click this link.
One of my favorite quotes from this afternoon was when Christina shared that she believes, "Dignity is the antonym of embarrassment." On that, we spoke further about black solidarity, how we can build community in our shared experiences and how past, present and future black interconnectedness has shown up in the ways that we mutually nurse and nurture one another.
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In this episode, Christina Credits:
- Troy Ellen Dixon - A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center
- Taylor Bruck - Ulster County Archivist and City of Kingston Historian
- Natalie Barry - President of The Hastings Historical Society
- Laurie Hancock - Deputy County Clerk; Ulster County Clerk Office
- Sarah Wassberg-Johnson - Director of Exhibits and Outreach; Hudson River Maritime Museum
- Dr. Gretchen Sorin - Author of Driving While Black: African American Travel & the Road to Civil Rights
- Candacy Taylor - Author Overground Railroad: The Green Book, The Roots of Black Travel in America
- Aaron Robinson - Historic Site Manager; Senate House State Historic Site
- Marietta Carr - Librarian; Schenectady County Historical Society
- Tony Opalka - Official Historian of the City of Albany
- Bill Merchant - Deputy Director for Collections; Historian and Curator; D&H Canal Historical Society