Oral History of Lisa Jones
Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Lisa Jones, aka Freedom Jones, is a queer, black, and nonbinary activist, artist, and community leader living in the Baltimore area. In this interview, Freedom talks about their introduction to reform and activism, their name change, their rejection of the gender binary, the concept of “transformation,” their queerness, and their understanding of the politics of love. They also discuss their participation in Baltimore’s violence prevention initiatives. This oral history was conducted by undergraduate students enrolled in Dr. Joseph Plaster’s Queer Oral History course, which was taught at Johns Hopkins University in spring 2022.