Letter to Naomi Long from Reverend S.S. Jones regarding Clarence Long

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Here is a handwritten letter to Naomi Long from Reverend S.S. Jones. In it, Jones praises Long on a poem she wrote to her father, Clarence Long. Reverend Jones was a Baptist minister, businessman, and amateur filmmaker. Jones was born in Tennessee to former slaves and grew up in the South before moving to Oklahoma in 1889. He became an influential Baptist minister, building and pastoring fifteen churches. Jones was a circuit preacher assigned by the National Baptist Convention to document the glories of Oklahoma's black towns of Guthrie, Muskogee, and Langston

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