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.
Jim Hickenbottom, on left, and Robert Foster Play Pool At The Jones School 'Teen Center, December 1967.
Ann Arbor News, December 23, 1967
A typical after-school scene at Jones School 'Teen Center is caught by the photographer. The pool experts are, from left, Jim Hickenbottom and Robert Foster. Watching the action are, again from left, Ed Wilson, Jerome Hickenbottom, Terri McFadden, James Bryant, Beverly Patterson, Michelle Jones, Ferry Campbell, Junior Blissit and Robert Jones. The center has a number of regular visitors every day after school.