Citizens Committee letter to A. Quinn Jones and his reply

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Citizens Committee letter to A. Quinn Jones and his reply
Series Title:
Correspondence, 1908-1994
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2 letters
Physical Location:
Box 25
Folder 5


Subjects / Keywords:
African Americans educators ( fast )
High schools--Personnel management ( fast )
correspondence ( aat )


General Note:
Collection name: A Quinn Jones collection
General Note:
Women of the Citizens Committee wrote A. Quinn Jones regarding his refusal to reappoint female teachers without notice, and A.Quinn Jones responds thanking them for their concerns, but saying his decision and purpose is to serve the best interests of the children

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A. Quinn Jones Collection

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Citizens C tee
934 N. Grove Street
Gainesville Florida
April 21,1 149
Prof. A. q. Jones Principal Lincoln H kh School
Gainesville, Florida
My dear Prof. Joness
As women citizens and mothers of Gainesville, Alacha County, Florida, we make the following appeal to yous
() Oer a period of years your success in staying here was largely due to the support of the co ity,
(2) We the Negro Families have carried the burden
of the Ngro Schools in Alachua County by pying our taxes, suplementing budgets by donations, festivals and the like,
(3) We gave birth or furnished the children that
makes possible for the school teachers, supervisors and prinM cipals to have their jobs,
(4) It was our votes that aided in the floating of Bonds to give the school buildings.,
With these facts in mind we are pleading with you to reconsider the young women you have discha And we beg
that these young women be given another chance to work. ?o discharge them without an warning as we understand you did is unfair. Even a person on a co n labor o is warned before
being layd off.
Please give them a chance, as yoir children have bee give a chnc aneen yo, yorself have4bee gie a chance,
Ifther is an f *s forgiving poe i... you, yocn see
we hes an mn are pleaing with you, Even teCuts of
orCutyare lenient an will place victms uner probation,
We feel tat thre are othrs tat hav been intain
.4 withth s comlaints, an yet it hs been mde ko~ to us tht tis is you problem an an step that you mght takes
yo hv the backing of th uerintendent therefor, weare pleading to yuas months and womn that thse young woen b
gie hne, "steHntht Rcks the Cadle is teHan tat rues the Wold" Tis is we~od,
flnl let us hav an i date, eply toti plea,
espect !y yor,
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