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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Reverend James Edward Jones served 26 years as pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 2230 W. Jefferson Boulevard. He served as a key figure in the Los Angeles Board of Education, being only the second African American to serve as a member from 1965-1969 and the first to be elected President in 1968. He was a proponent for voluntary busing to integrate schools and the year-round schedule to help ease the problem of overcrowding. In addition, he was very active with civil rights issues and causes, marching with Martin Luther King in the 1960's and being a prominent member of the NAACP and the Urban League and as founder of the National Caucus of Black School Board Members. He was also named by Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown to the McCone Commission to study the causes and effects of the 1965 Watts riots.; The Far East Terrace was located at 4223 Lankershim Boulevard. Photograph caption dated May 18, 1965 reads, "The Rev. James Edward Jones, a candidate for Los Angeles City Board of Education Office No. 2 in next Tuesday's election, is flanked by Jack Forsythe, left, North Hollywood Rotary club, and club president Joe Oswald. Mr. Jones addressed the group yesterday at Arthur Wong's New Far East Terrace."
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