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Cecil J. Williams Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Cecil J. Williams, American, born 1937  Search this
Interviewed by:
Joseph Mosnier Ph. D.  Search this
Subject of:
President John F. Kennedy, American, 1917 - 1963  Search this
Thurgood Marshall, American, 1908 - 1993  Search this
Harry Briggs Jr., American, 1941 - 2016  Search this
R. M. Elliott, American  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 1 hr., 56 min., 47 sec.
Total: 190.38 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 9, 2011
Description:
The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.26.1a, 2011.174.26.1b, 2011.174.26.1c, 2011.174.26.1d, and 2011.174.26.1e.
Cecil J. Williams remembers his childhood in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and starting his career as a photographer for several African American publications in his teens. He remembers photographing President Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, and other civil rights leaders. He also discusses the Briggs v. Elliot school desegregation case, and his photographs of the Orangeburg Massacre.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0026
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Law  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1945-1953  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number:
2011.174.26.1a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Civil Rights History Project
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55824f735-0557-4135-ba18-384f32045546
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.26.1a-e