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Jones, Charles B., Sr. "Ben"
Birth Year : 1922
Death Year : 2001
Charles B. Jones, Sr. was born in Danville, KY, and grew up in Cincinnati, OH. He was the first African American basketball player at the University of Dayton where he graduated in 1949. Among his occupations, Jones was employed as business manager for African American boxer, Ezzard Mack Charles, a heavyweight champion, alias "The Cincinnati Cobra." Jones is most remembered for launching and directing the Dayton Youth Golf Academy in 1989 for inner city children. He also served as a volunteer golf instructor with the organization. Jones was inducted into the Dayton Golf Hall of Fame in 1993. Charles B. Jones, Sr. was the son of Charles and Emma Jones, according to the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, and the family of six, all born in Kentucky, lived on Clinton Street in Cincinnati. For more see B. Albers, "Madden Memorial to honor local golf teacher," Dayton Daily News, 05/19/2002, Sports section, p.7D.
Subjects: Basketball, Golf and Golfers, Migration North
Geographic Region: Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky / Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio

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