Voices of our alumni

A few of our alumni sat down with us and shared some of their thoughts about the March on Washington and the role of JCSU in working to integrate the Queen City.

Barbara Ferguson Kamara (Class of 1963)

On August 24, 2013, Barbara was a participant in the 50th Anniversary commemoration celebration of the March on Washington held in the capitol. 

She also spoke to us after attending the 50th anniversary event:

Barbara also spoke to us about what life was like at JCSU when she attended before Charlotte was integrated: 

She also shared her thoughts on how JCSU helped her in the struggle: 

Charles Jones (Class of 1958)

Charles Jones was a student leader at JCSU who lead a number of sit-ins and even served hard time after an arrest for trespassing while trying to integrate an all-white lunch counter in nearby Rock Hill, SC. He shared his views on the march with our staff: