Reinette Jones

Title

Reinette Jones

Description

Reinette Jones is a special collections librarian and African American Studies academic liaison at the University of Kentucky. Jones shares her experiences leading up to her enrollment in the University of Kentucky's library science program, focusing particularly on her identity as a black lesbian, especially her personal experience navigating coming out and seeking supportive spaces. Jones elaborates at length on the complexities of intracommunity divisions within the LGBTQ community and historical segregation within the LGBTQ community. Jones also discusses her historical research, her library science degrees, and the contributions that African Americans living in Kentucky have made to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and, more broadly, the country as a whole. Jones details her involvement with Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA), Bluegrass Black Pride Incorporated, and other scholarly and activist accomplishments.

Subject

Race relations--Kentucky
Library science
African Americans--History
African American women in higher education
African American single mothers
African American lesbians--Identity
Lesbians

Format

video

Identifier

2018oh092_lgbtq008

Interviewer

Lance Poston

Interviewee

Reinette Jones

Interview Keyword

Pride
Community outreach
Kentucky pride
Being out
Notable Kentucky African Americans Database
Racism in the LGBTQ community

Sort Priority

0012

Files

Reinette Jones.PNG


Citation

“Reinette Jones,” OutSouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, accessed December 6, 2019, https://www.nunncenter.net/outsouth/items/show/8.