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Pearlie Jones

Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States


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Dr. Pearlie Jones, playwright, lecturer, author and special events coordinator was born and raised in Magnolia, Arkansas. She attributes her creative and artistic abilities, her visions and talents to her upbringing during a time of stress for impoverished African Americans from the Deep South. She was born to a very strong woman with an eighth grade education and a love of God. It was this faith in God that brought Dr. Jones through many treacherous bends and curves to a place of comfort and peace presently.

Having survived the many dangers and detours on this journey, Dr. Jones is dedicated to sharing insights gained through personal experiences, personal interviews and academic research. Her mission is to create an awareness of the challenges confronting women, girls and their families. She shows very eloquently how these challenges affect the emotional, psychological and spiritual development of women and how these challenges affect the world

Dr. Jones professional experiences include, but not limited to the following:

Introduction to Womenís Studies Course at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas; Introduction to Sociology, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas,

History of African American Women, Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas, 1999.

She founded and directs a non-profit organization, CHANGE ENTERPRISES, Inc. This organization was developed to address the challenges confronting families, such as, substance abuse education, juvenile delinquency, welfare to work issues, empowerment programs and resource utilization.

Dr. Jones presently works for the Department of Defense at Camp Lejeune Marines Base, Jacksonville, North Carolina as a Victimís Advocate.

The following is a list of presentations conducted by Dr. Jones:

"Re-discovering the Power Within" Workshop, Pleasant Grove Learning Center, Dallas, Texas, May 1999. Camp Lejeune Base Library, April 2001, Jacksonville, North Carolina.

"The Rage of Silence" presented at the Women and Power Conference, Middle State Tennessee University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, February 19, 1999 and Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas, February 25, 1999.

"Impact of Black Women on Sexist and Racist Policies in America," workshop facilitated at the Union Instituteís Womenís Center, Washington, DC, February 1998.

How to Publish Your Own Book on a Shoestring Budget, All of the local Public Libraries in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington area, local Bookstores and Community Colleges, through out 1996 and 1997. The Union Institute Womenís Center, Washington, DC, February, January 1998.

"Bridge Across My Back: The Role of Mexican American and African American Women in Sexual and Racist Policies in America." Mountain Creek Library, Dallas, Texas, June 21, 1997.

"The Rage of Silence" presentation, National Womenís Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 1997

"A Study of Rage from a Cultural Perspective," Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2, 1997.

Who Loves The Black Woman Workshops at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, February 1993 and Texas A M & N, Bryan College Station, Texas, April 1993

Women of Color: Removing All Barriers, Center for Community Cooperation, Dallas, Texas, March 1987 and 1995

Crisis: Opportunity or Disaster, Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas, February 94

The History of the African American Woman, Cedar Valley College, El Centro College, March 1994, February 1995, and February 1996

"Helping the Young Child Prepare for School," Collin County Camp Fire Girls, Plano, Texas, February 1996.

Presented full production of the play, "The Rage of Silence," Southern Arkansas University, February 1997.

Interests: Read, research, plan and facilitate workshops, seminars and special projects creating an awareness of the unique challenges confronting women, girls and their families. Writing poetry and plays.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Rage of Silence: A Book of Poems and Narratives
  • "Race, Class and Gender Issues in the Lives of African American Women"
  • Who Loves the Black Woman? It's Time to Come Out of Denial
  • Overcoming the Storms of Life: A Guide to Personal and Spiritual Empowerment
  • "Attention Deficit and Your Child"
  • The Longest Journey: The Life and Times of Pearlie M. Jones
  • Scripts