Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Mosnier, Joseph
Williams, Junius W.
Dates 2011
Location New Jersey
Newark
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Civil Rights Workers
Amherst College. Students for Racial Equality
Civil Rights Movements
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Long, Worth W.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)
New Jersey
Newark
Newark Community Union Project (N.J.)
Oral Histories
Police Brutality
Riots
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
United States
Title
Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey, 2011-07-20.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Williams, Junius W., 1943- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Newark, New Jersey
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American civil rights workers--Interviews
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)
-  Police brutality
-  Riots--New Jersey--Newark
-  Long, Worth W
-  Amherst College. Students for Racial Equality
-  Newark Community Union Project (N.J.)
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Newark
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Junius Williams 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.
-  Biographical History: Junius Williams was born in 1943 in Suffolk, Virginia, married Antoinette Ellis, and had four children. He attended Amherst College and Yale University, and worked as an attorney, musician, and educator. He was a civil rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
-  Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Medium
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (174 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (87 pages)
Call Number
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv08.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_mv09.mov
afc2010039_crhp0037_williamsj_transcript.docx
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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