A black-and-white photograph of several young children by the photographer Leonard Freed taken in St. Johns, South Carolina. Seven boys and girls are photographed in the reflection of a large mirror they are facing, the bottom outline of which is visible in the photograph. There is a large window to the left of the photo letting in light. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
A black-and-white photograph of a group of parishoners attending an all night Christmas Eve service at the Moving Star Hall in Johns Island, SC by the photographer Leonard Freed. The photo shows the backs of the congregation in the right half of the frame. To the left and in the background, three women stand at a table, near a seated man. Coats and hats are hung on the walls. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.27.1a, 2011.174.27.1b, 2011.174.27.1c, and 2011.174.27.1d.
William Saunders remembers his childhood on Johns Island, South Carolina, and working with Esau Jenkins, a local civil rights leader. He recalls serving in the army during the Korean War, attending the Highlander Folk School, and working at a mattress factory. He also discusses founding the Lowcountry Newsletter, helping the workers in the Charleston Hospital Strike of 1969, and running unsuccessfully for the state senate.