Independent Historian

Wendy Jones is a playwright. Her first play, In Pursuit of Justice: A One-Woman Play about Ida B. Wells, starring Janice Jenkins, won four AUDELCO awards. Her work has appeared in The Point: Where Teaching & Writing IntersectStreetlights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black, and Unity Magazine. A former tenured English professor, she earned a B.A. in Literature from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia University. A first-generation Northerner, born in New York City and a Harlem native, Ms. Jones now lives in New Jersey with her family.

Josephine Ebaugh Jones (1920-2017)

Josephine Ebaugh Jones was a community activist and may also have been the first black woman in management at a Fortune 500 company. Born July 30, 1920, in Cross Hill, South Carolina, to sharecroppers Anna Nance and Scott Ebaugh, Josephine arrived in New York City, New York in 1946 to cook … Read MoreJosephine Ebaugh Jones (1920-2017)