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Howard University history professor emeritus Dr. Chancellor Williams awaits his turn to speak at the Ujama School about the Humphrey-Hawkins Bill and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Brown versus Board of Education.

Catalog Data

Photograph by:
Milton Williams, American, born 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Chancellor James Williams, American, 1893 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, mounting board
Dimensions:
H x W (Image and Sheet): 13 15/16 x 10 5/8 in. (35.4 x 27 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 17, 1979
Caption:
Howard University history professor emeritus Dr. Chancellor Williams waits his turn to speak at the Ujiama School about the Humphrey-Hawkins Bill and the 25th anniversary of Brown vs. the Board of Education. Williams, an internationally recognized scholar, is the author of The Raven, And If I Were White, Have You Been to the River?, The Second Agreement with Hell, The Rebirth of African Civilization, and The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of Race, 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. I first met Dr. Williams through my sister, Marian A. Williams, when she was his student. I also knew him though my friend and fellow photographer, Oggie Ogburn, who went with Dr. Williams on his speaking trips to various U.S. cities. Since Dr. Williams was blind, Oggie would serve as his ‘eyes’ on these trips. Over a period of time, I got to know Dr. Williams more personally. We used to call him the ‘Mighty Doctor.’ May 17, 1979.
Milton Williams, Moments in Time, 1973-1993 (Nashville: James C. Winston Publishing Co., 1996), 4.
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of Chancellor Williams wearing a suit and sitting on a folding chair. A curtain with flowers appears behind him. The photograph is attached to a thick mounting board. The board is stamped and inscribed on the back.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Literature  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Social reform  Search this
United States History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number:
2011.15.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© Milton Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ec66607b-d017-491b-b02e-308ac77a085b
EDAN-URL:
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