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Title
Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey,
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.
Contributor Names
Williams, Junius W., 1943- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Subject Headings
-  Long, Worth W
-  Williams, Junius W.,--1943---Interviews
-  Amherst College.--Students for Racial Equality
-  Newark Community Union Project (N.J.)
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--(1963 :--Washington, D.C.)
-  Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
-  African American civil rights workers.--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Police brutality
-  Riots.--New Jersey--Newark
-  Newark (N.J.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Newark, New Jersey on July 20, 2011.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  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).
-  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.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
1 transcript (87 pages).
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (174 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0037/
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Williams, Junius W., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0037. (Accessed February 12, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Williams, J. W., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0037.

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Williams, Junius W., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0037>.