Film, Video Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2011-06-09.

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Title
Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2011-06-09.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Williams, Cecil J., 1937- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Orangeburg, South Carolina, September 2011, 6
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  School integration--South Carolina
-  Orangeburg Massacre, Orangeburg, S.C., 1968
-  African American photographers--South Carolina--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--South Carolina
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- South Carolina -- Orangeburg
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: 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.
-  Biographical History: Cecil J. Williams was born in 1937 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and married Constance Goode in 1959. He attended South Carolina State College and Claflin College, and worked as a photographer.
-  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
5 video files of 5 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (117 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (58 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0026_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0026_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0026_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0026_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0026_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0026_williamsc_transcript.docx
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
image
online text
video

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Cecil J Williams. Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2011-06-09. Orangeburg, South Carolina, September , 6, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0026/. (Accessed February 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Williams, C. J. (2011) Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2011-06-09. Orangeburg, South Carolina, September , 6. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0026/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Cecil J Williams. Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2011-06-09. Orangeburg, South Carolina, September , 6, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0026/>.