Johnny Jones talks about Nova's attitude toward athletics

Villanova basketball alum, Johnny Jones touched on Villanova's administration's interaction with race and athletics in the 1960s in this interview.

Johnny Jones was a Villanova shooting guard who played from 1966-69, scoring 1,568 points (#20 all-time) over 80 games (19.6 ppg; #5 all-time) and had 694 rebounds (#21 all-time) in only three varsity seasons. In the above video, he speaks about the administration's attitude toward many of the African-American athletes during his time at the university.

For more of this interview, please check out the Black Villanova Oral History Project exhibit, hosted by the Falvey Library at: http://exhibits.library.villanova.edu/black-villanova-oral-history-project/johnny-jones/

Read more about the project itself at: http://villanovan.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/the-shoulders-we-stand-on/

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