Jones School was an anchor of Ann Arbor’s historically Black neighborhood (what is now Kerrytown) from the early twentieth century until 1965. Many living Ann Arbor residents remember attending Jones School during the Civil Rights Era. In 1964 the Ann Arbor Board of Education acknowledged that, with over 75% Black students, Jones was a “de facto” segregated school. Jones School closed in 1965, and several years later the building reopened as Community High School.
Ann Arbor News, May 19, 1956
Scouts in Action: Outdoor life was the order of the weekend for some 800 Scouts, leaders and parents of the Portage Trails Council. This aerial shows some of the campers at the council's Bruin Lake camp. The occasion was the spring camporee. It includes tree-planting, hiking and Sunday religious services. The camporee was highlights Saturday night with a huge all-camp bonfire. The program is a practice session prior to the regular summer program to start next month.