Vivian A. Jones will be the featured author during a book review and signing hosted by the John Brown Watson Memorial Library on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The book review and signing will be held in the Howard Sykes Auditorium in the library on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 11:00a.m.
Jones is a native of Pine Bluff and a 1984 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a Bachelor of Science in social sciences. Jones, who received a second bachelor’s degree in 2003 in health sciences, will review two of her books Echoes of Praises and Civil Rights Memoirs of a Pine Bluff, Arkansas Native.
Echoes of Praises was published in 2014 and Jones describes this book as a collection of poetry and prose to encourage, uplift, and motivate readers.
Civil Rights Memoirs of a Pine Bluff, Arkansas Native was published in 2015. Jones says this book provides personal accounts of her involvement with the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Highlights are also included in the book of her marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1963 March on Washington and going to jail in Pine Bluff and other locales for civil rights and social justice.
Jones is a licensed minister and entrepreneur who previously retired as a licensed nurse and school teacher. She has three children, Chrystal, Omarr, and Danyelle, who are all graduates of UAPB and three grandchildren. Jones’ oldest grandchild, Asia, is a 2015 graduate of UAPB.
The book review and signing is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Shenise McGhee @ (870) 575-8417.