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Document Details


Title: Kenneth O. Williams
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on October 13, 1993 with Mr. Kenneth O. Williams at the new state capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Williams was born on January 18, 1924 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Vanderbilt University. Williams was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the US Army during World War II. He was a state representative from 1960 until 1984 and served in the state senate from 1988 until 1993. Williams served as director of the Delta Wholesale Hardware Co., Jonestown Peanut Corporation, Jonestown Elevator, Inc., and United Southern Bank. He is also a partner in the farming business of P.F. Williams and Sons.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohwilliamskp.html
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Williams, Kenneth O., 1924-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 18-Jan-1924
Speaker occupation: Businessman; Farmer
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 13-Oct-1993
Interviewer: Katagiri, Yasuhiro
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023656-25175