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OH084 Roger Jones Oral History

Roger Jones Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Night Riders

Series Number: OH084

Interviewee: Jones, Roger

Interviewer: Susan Jones

Date interviewed: April 1973

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: July 15, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (12 minutes)

Abstract: Roger Jones discusses how his family was able to sell tobacco in Calloway County, Kentucky during the time of the Night Riders. He recalls how the price of tobacco remained fairly steady in the county after the Night Riders were organized. Jones explains that everyone could work and vote in Calloway County regardless of race. He remarked that Marshall County was quite different regarding race and that African Americans were protected in Calloway County but not in Marshall County. Jones also mentioned the leader of the Night Riders was known to have killed people in the region.

Biographical / Historical note: Roger Jones was a lifelong resident of Calloway County, Kentucky. He resided on his father's farm during the time of the Night Riders.

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Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Jones, Roger

Night Riders.

Calloway County (Ky.) – History.

Marshall County (Ky.) – History.

Kentucky – Race relations.

Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history.