Ashton Jones

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Ashton Bryan Jones (1896–1979) was an American Quaker minister active from the 1930s to 1970s as an advocate of Civil Rights for African Americans in the United States. Though White and from the deeply segregated state of Georgia, Jones was arrested dozens of times throughout the American South for preaching equality between all people.[1] He was a close associate of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.[2]

In 1967, Jones signed a public statement declaring his intention to refuse to pay income taxes in protest against the U.S. war against Vietnam.[3]