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Document Details


Title: Buster Williams
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: City of Alexandria, Virginia. Historic Alexandria
Collection: Historic Alexandria Oral History Collection
Description: Charles K. (Buster) Williams was born in Alexandria in 1908 and has lived here all his life. He attended elementary school at St. Josephs and Parker Gray, then went to high school in Washington D.C. because there were no secondary schools in the city for African Americans at that time. Some of the jobs that he talks about are hauling ice on an ice cart, boot black at a local barber shop, truck driver and delivery person for Virginia Public Service, working at the White House, and barnstorming as a semi-pro baseball player. He has fond memories of growing up in a small city as a child.
URL: http://oha.ci.alexandria.va.us/oha-main/oralhistory/oha-busterwilliams.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Williams, Charles K. (Buster), 1908-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker place of birth: Alexandria, VA; Virginia; United States; North America
Speaker race: American Indian
Speaker occupation: Transportation worker
Age at speaking: 91
Document location: Alexandria, VA
Document date: 05-Feb-1999
Interviewer: Weinschenk, Mitch
Locations discussed: Alexandria, VA; North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alexandria (Va.)--History; Alexandria, VA; Local history; North America; Old Town (Alexandria, Va.)--History; Oral history; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029174-32258