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Murray State History
Fri February 24, 2012
"The Black Experience" An Interview with Dr. Steve Jones
A year after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Murray State University welcomed its first African-American students to class. But it wasn’t until 1977 that the school hired its first African-American faculty. Dr. Steve Jones is chair of MSU’s Department of Sociology and teaches a class called "The Black Experience" at Murray. He was among those the school first hired 35 years ago. Dr. Jones is retiring at the end of this semester, and he sat down with Shelly Baskin to talk about what he experienced during his Murray State tenure.