Ken Jones (activist)
Ken Jones is an American activist. From New Jersey, he served in the Navy in Vietnam, until he was reassigned from there to San Francisco, to lead a military desegregation program. He also worked against AIDS, worked to make the gay rights movement more diverse, and organized services for homeless young people.
He is openly gay, and was the first African-American chair of the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade and Celebration Committee. He is portrayed by Jonathan Majors and Michael K. Williams in the 2017 miniseries When We Rise, about LGBT rights.
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- "Part III". When We Rise. March 1, 2017. ABC.
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- Goldberg, Leslie (April 26, 2016). "ABC's gay rights mini enlists Michael K. Williams, sets all-star guest cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
- When We Rise on IMDb
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