LLH Lecture Series: A Peculiar Composition – Michael L. Jones

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Date(s) - 01/20/2018
2:00 pm

The Little Loomhouse


Little Loomhouse Lecture Series 2018


A Peculiar Composition – Michael L. Jones

Suggested donation $5 memebers/$10 non-members

January 20th, at 2 pm

Writer, Michael L. Jones will discuss his article in the Oxford American about the influence of African music on the work of Mildred and Patty Hill

Michael L. Jones is a freelance journalist and author. His latest book Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee (History Press) received the 2014 Samuel Thomas Book Award from the Louisville Historical League. Jones studied journalism at the University of Kentucky and history at the University of Louisville. In 2003, he was among 10 writers selected nationally for the 2003 Academy of Alternative Journalism Fellowship at Northwestern University, an intensive three-month magazine writing course. Jones has worked as a staff writer for LEO Weekly, the Louisville Defender, the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Jeffersonville Evening News. He has received seven Metro Journalism Awards from the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting. He also received a 2013 Spirit of Louisville Award and a 2015 Community Service Award from the Louisville Metro Council. Jones’ writing appears regularly in LEO Weekly, Louisville Magazine, Food & Dining –Louisville Edition, and Who’s Who Louisville: African American Profiles. He also sits on the board of directors of the National Jug Band Jubilee. Jones and his wife Melissa Amos-Jones, a physical therapist, live in the Kenwood Hills neighborhood near Iroquois Park.