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Bill Battle: There's No Shortcut to Success

Apr 21, 2012 • by John Battle • Sports and Family Magazine
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Steve Shaw: For the Love of the Game

Nov 8, 2011 • by John Battle • Sports and Family Magazine
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2009 Scholar-Athletes: Jones vs. Evans

Nov 24, 2009 • Great American Rivalry Series
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Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

Jul 22, 2014 • Orlando Sentinel
It was Moore who filed the first lawsuit demanding equal pay for African-American teachers in Florida. John Ellis, a former Jones High School teacher, forced the county School Board to integrate high schools when he insisted his daughter, Evelyn, be ... More

Neighborhood Schools & Busing our Children: the debate rages on

Jul 12, 2014 • Orlando Advacate (blog)
There are few existing written accounts of the civil rights movement in Central Florida. Any internet search will tell the tale. What is known, though, tells a predictable story. Black parity took a whole lot of work. ... According to Ellis II, the all ... More

Chief Judge Belvin Perry announces retirement, effective Aug. 31

Jul 7, 2014 • News 13 Orlando
Perry is an Orlando-area native. His father, Belvin Perry Sr., was born and raised in Sanford. He was one of two men to become the first black policemen in Orlando. Perry graduated from Jones High School in Orlando. Perry attended Tuskegee University ... More

He was prepared to die FATHER NELSON PINDER:

Jun 27, 2014 • Orlando Sentinel
"We were there to bear witness to that wrongness," said Pinder, who began organizing sit-ins with Jones High School students in 1960. "We found people who were depressed, eagerly awaiting the ... Pinder said he was told by those sympathetic to ... More

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