J. Charles Jones

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Civil rights activist J. Charles Jones's lasting impact in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Civil rights activist Charles Jones left a huge mark on Charlotte: he helped organize some of the first lunch-counter sit-ins in Charlotte. Jones was born in August 1937 in Chester, South Carolina. His family moved to Charlotte 10 years later and settled in the Biddleville neighborhood in the shadows of Johnson C. Smith University, where Jones later became a divinity student.
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