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Spartanburg -- Biography -- Jones, William Nesbit, 2009

 File — Container: Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2

Scope and Contents

One article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on the life of William Nesbit Jones.


  • 2009

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Biographical / Historical

Born in 1883, William Nesbit Jones was a native of Spartanburg County. He was a graduate of Benedict College and was an editor for the school's journal. Upon graduation, Jones became the manager of the South Carolina Standard, a black newspaper located in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1921 he was hired as an editor for Baltimore’s Afro-American, a popular black weekly. Jones’ work allowed him to travel abroad and meet many foreign dignitaries. He briefly returned to Spartanburg in 1936 on a lecture circuit. He died in 1940 due to cancer.


1 Files (1 legal sized archival folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

Kennedy Room: Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2

Repository Details

Part of the Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy Repository

151 S. Church St.
Spartanburg SC 29306 United States