Film, Video Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey, 2011-07-20.
- 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, None 2011, 7
- 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
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - 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.).
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- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (174 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (87 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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