Who was Cleopatra Jones?
Jones was a civil rights leader in New York during the
sixties and seventies and eighties. Mrs. Jones
negotiated with the Black Panther Party not to riot in
our community and worked on city, state and federal
political campaigns. She demonstrated in marches and
protests when necessary, and was active in the NAACP
until her death in 2002 Cleopatra Jones was an icon in
the community and was well-known in Westchester County
as a representative of the people.
The Cleopatra Jones Crusade, Inc.
is a non-profit organization created to carry on the
work of this civil rights leader. The Crusade's mission
is to promote Culture, Health, Art, Nutrition,
Generosity, Education/Environment, and Service or
C.H.A.N.G.E.S in at-risk neighborhoods and communities
through providing programs and other initiatives. It is
our hope to develop and inspire creativity so
individuals will be empowered to improve their