Manhattanville Professor Reflects on 1967 Riots in New Haven

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Manhattanville Professor Reflects on 1967 Riots in New Haven

August 14, 2017
Mary O’Leary, Ed Stannard and Shahid Abdul-Karim for New Haven Register published August 12, 2017

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Manhattanville professor James Jones described the 1967 riots in New Haven, Connecticut as a 'coming of age' experience for him in a New Haven Register feature story about the riots.  

In the article, the professor of African studies and world religions described the riots as the impetus to him becoming an activist, and that he became a member of the Hill Parents Association, a grassroots organization started in New Haven at the time. The article also mentions Jones' work at a drug rehabilitation center and as part of a coalition in support of better wages for teachers and other improvements to education.  

To read the full story about the New Haven riots click here.

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