Maxine D. Jones

Professor of History
Maxine Jones

Contact Information

Professor Maxine Jones received her B.A. (1975), M.A. (1977), and Ph.D. (1982) from Florida State University, where she joined the faculty in 1982. She is the co-author of two books, African-Americans in Florida, with Kevin M. McCarthy (Pineapple, 1993), and Talladega College: The First Century, with Joe M. Richardson (Alabama, 1990). African-Americans in Florida received the Charlton W. Tebeau Book Prize from the Florida Historical Society in 1994. Professor Jones was the principal author of a report on "The Rosewood Incident" for the Florida Legislature in 1993.

Research Interests

19th Century U. S., African American History


Talledega College: The First Century

In 1954 when the U.S. Supreme Court declared separate education inherently unequal, Talladega College was a notable black liberal arts school thriving in rural east Alabama.

African Americans in Florida

Brief essays profile over 50 African Americans during four centuries of Florida history. 

Education for Liberation: The American Missionary Association and African Americans, 1890 to the Civil Rights Movement

Education for Liberation completes the study Dr. Richardson published in 1986 as Christian Reconstruction: The American Missionary Association and Southern Blacks, 1861-1890 by continuing the account of the American Missionary Association (AMA) from the end of Reconstruction to the post-World War II era.