Junius W. Williams, J.D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Williams, Junius W. J.D., American, born 1943
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Amherst College, American, founded 1821
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Long, Worth, American, born 1936
Newark Community Union Project, American, founded 1964
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:54:49
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 20, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.37.1a, 2011.174.37.1b, 2011.174.37.1c, 2011.174.37.1d, 2011.174.37.1e, 2011.174.37.1f, 2011.174.37.1g, 2011.174.37.1h, and 2011.174.37.1i.
Junius Williams, J.D. recalls growing up in Richmond, Virginia, attending Amherst College, and joining the student group Students for Racial Equality. He remembers attending the March on Washington, organizing a civil rights conference at Mount Holyoke, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses traveling with other students to the Selma to Montgomery March, being arrested at the march with Worth Long, working as a community organizer with the Newark Community Union Project, and witnessing the riots in Newark, New Jersey, in 1967.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0037
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Resistance
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
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
2011.174.37.1a-i
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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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
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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