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Jones, Henry Wise, Sr.

(born: 1873  -  died: 1954) 

Rev. Henry Wise Jones, born in Knoxville, TN, was co-founder of Simmons Bible College in Louisville . He also served as pastor of the Green Street Baptist Church in Louisville and the Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Lexington. Rev. Jones was an advocate for African Americans' voting and education rights. He was a marble polisher who became an ordained minister on September 4,1892. Rev. Jones had attended Knoxville College and State University [Simmons College] in Louisville. He was the father of Rev. William A. Jones, Sr. and the grandfather of Rev. William A. Jones, Jr. and Louis Clayton Jones. In 2007, Rev. Henry Wise Jones was inducted into the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Hall of Fame. For more see Rev. Henry Wise Jones in the 2007 Hall of Fame at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights' website; and "Rev. Henry Wise Jones" on pp.238-239 in Golden Jubilee of the General Association of Colored Baptists in Kentucky.

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NKAA Entry: Simmons College (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Entry: Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Entry: Simmons College (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Entry: Jones, William A., Sr.
NKAA Entry: Jones, William (Bill) A., Jr.
NKAA Entry: Jones, Louis Clayton
NKAA Source: Golden Jubilee of the General Association of Colored Baptists in Kentucky: the story of 50 years' work from 1865-1915 including many photos and sketches, compiled from unpublished manuscripts and other sources

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