This virtual exhibit features artifacts from Jones High School, founded as the Orlando Colored School in 1895 during the time of Jim Crow.

The Jones High School Historical Society collaborated with the UCF Department of History to create an online exhibit featuring the history of Jones High School from the 1880s through 2018, the history of black education in Florida and Orlando from racially segregated schools through desegregation.


Robert Cassanello, University of Central Florida, Department of History

Walter G. Hawkins, Jones High School Historical Society, Inc., President

Gwen Covington, Jones High School Historical Society, Inc.