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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Film Producer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Turks and Caicos Islands
Favorite Quote:
That's Not Gonna Work

Birthplace

Born:
4/28/1965
Birth Location:
Washington, District of Columbia

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Film Producer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Turks and Caicos Islands
Favorite Quote:
That's Not Gonna Work

Birthplace

Born:
4/28/1965
Birth Location:
Washington
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Biography

Producer, writer and director Jacquie Jones was born on April 28, 1965 in Washington, D.C. to Humphrey and Claire Antoine Jones. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1987, Jones graduated with her B.A. degree in English, with a minor in African American Studies, from Howard University. She went on to receive her M.A. degree in documentary filmmaking from Stanford University in 1995.

Upon graduation from Stanford University, Jones was hired as a producer for the Public Broadcasting Station, WGBH, in Boston. In 1999, she was appointed senior vice president of ROJA Productions, where she worked until 2003. From 2001 to 2003, Jones updated all existing media, as well as created new installations for the collection of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Then, in 2005, she was hired as the executive director of the National Black Programming Consortium, where she established herself as a leader in the evolving digital media landscape with projects including the Katrina Project, the Ford Foundation-funded Masculinity Project, and NMI: Africa. Jones also founded the New Media Institute in 2006, and the Public Media Corps in 2009.

Jones produced Africans in America, Matters of Race and 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School for PBS, Behind Closed Doors: Sex in the 20th Century for Showtime, and The World Before Us for the History Channel. Her other film credits included acting as an executive producer on Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, Black Folk Don't, and multiple episodes of the television series Independent Lens and P.O.V..

Jones also published writings in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including the anthologies Black Popular Culture and Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography, as well as The Huffington Post. From 1989 until 1993, she was the editor of Black Film Review, a quarterly journal about African Diaspora filmmaking. Jones was awarded a Peabody Award and was selected as a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. She was a scholar-in-residence at the American University, and served on the boards of directors of the Integrated Media Association, California Newsreel, the Committee on Black Performing Arts at Stanford University, and Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media. Jones also served on the community advisory board of WHUT-TV at Howard University.

Jones passed away on January 28, 2018 at age 52.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Jacquie Jones remembers the Memphis State Campus School in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Jacquie Jones recalls her early interest in language arts
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Jacquie Jones describes her neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Jacquie Jones remembers the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Jacquie Jones remembers her most influential teachers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Jacquie Jones describes her activities at Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Jacquie Jones describes the subject of her early writings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Jacquie Jones recalls her decision to attend Howard University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Jacquie Jones remembers the authors who taught at Howard University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Jacquie Jones recalls her activities at Howard University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Jacquie Jones talks about her identity as an immigrant
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Jacquie Jones recalls her introduction to the film industry
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Jacquie Jones recalls working for the Black Film Review
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Jacquie Jones reflects upon the changes in independent filmmaking
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Jacquie Jones recalls her decision to attend Stanford University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Jacquie Jones remembers the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Jacquie Jones talks about her mentors, Clyde Taylor and Manthia Diawara
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Jacquie Jones describes the movie theaters in Burkina Faso
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Jacquie Jones recalls her introduction to documentary filmmaking
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Jacquie Jones describes her experiences at Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Jacquie Jones remembers working on 'Africans in America'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Jacquie Jones describes her research for 'Africans in America'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Jacquie Jones recalls learning about Thomas Jefferson's role in the Haitian Revolution
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Jacquie Jones describes what she learned about colonial Mississippi
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Jacquie Jones remembers the historical consultants on 'Africans in America'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Jacquie Jones recalls her work on 'From Behind Closed Doors: Sex in the 20th Century'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Jacquie Jones describes her short film series for The History Channel
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Jacquie Jones remembers working for The History Channel
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Jacquie Jones recalls working on 'Matters of Race'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Jacquie Jones remembers the attacks of September 11, 2001
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Jacquie Jones recalls working for the National Civil Rights Museum
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Jacquie Jones remembers moving to South Africa
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Jacquie Jones recalls founding the KwaMashu Black Documentary Film Festival
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Jacquie Jones recalls her appointment as executive director of the National Black Programming Consortium
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Jacquie Jones remembers documenting Hurricane Katrina
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Jacquie Jones talks about the emergence of digital media
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Jacquie Jones describes the New Media Institute
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Jacquie Jones talks about diversity in public television
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Jacquie Jones describes the mission of the National Black Programming Consortium
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Jacquie Jones describes the changes in public television programming
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Jacquie Jones describes her hopes for African American media
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Jacquie Jones reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Jacquie Jones reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Jacquie Jones talks about her board involvement and her family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Jacquie Jones describes how she would like to be remembered