Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 61 Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods

January 6, 2020

Laurence Clifton Jones moved to the Deep South at a time when it was dangerous to be a black man in Mississippi. He chose to make the move to do what some considered to be impossible - build a school for children of color in rural Rankin County. He would face cultural and financial struggles and miraculously survive a lynching in pursuit of his dream.

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Thoreau by Spazz Cardigan; Concentration and Peace of Mind by Kevin MacLeod; Slow Hammers by The Mini Vandals, Wandering by Lee Rosevere, Firefly by Chris Haugen All licensed under Creative Commons. Devouring the Whole and Burial Grounds, courtesy of Ross Gentry