Owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, Part of the Budding White Supremacists, 1957 Little Rock Nine Protests

As shown in the photo below, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, can be seen as part of the budding White Supremacists, 1957 Little Rock nine protests. According to Sports Illustrated, “the photo—taken on Sept. 9, 1957, at North Little Rock High when Jones was 14 years old—shows a group of white students blocking the doorway and shouting slurs at six Black students as they tried to enter.

Later in the interview with Maraniss and Jenkins, which focused on Jones and the Cowboys’ hiring practices with regard to Black coaching candidates, Jones reflected on that time in his life and expressed regret at not trying to do more to help Black students feel more included.

“I’ll be very candid with you, I’ve often asked: ‘Why didn’t you do more?” Jones said. “’Why didn’t you get up and have them come up on the bus and sit rather than standing back there? Why didn’t you do more?’”

I suggest reading the WaPo article—link in text—if you can get past the paywall.

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