Jerry Jones defends newly-unearthed photo capturing him at Little Rock school civil rights clash

Dallas Cowboy owner, who has pushed back against moves towards greater racial equity in the NFL, said he attended iconic civil rights protest out of curiosity

Bevan Hurley
Thursday 24 November 2022 22:05 GMT
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A newly-unearthed photo shows a 14-year-old Jerry Jones among a group of white teenagers blocking six African-American students from entering a school in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.

Mr Jones, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys, acknowledged in an interview with the Washington Post he was in the photo, which was taken amid protests over efforts to integrate Black students into local high schools during the civil rights movement.

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