Born in Bennettsville, South Carolina , The United States
December 22, 1898 Died December 07, 1992
Dr. Williams received his undergraduate degree in Education and Master of Arts degree in history from Howard University. He studied abroad serving as a visiting research scholar at the Unversity of Oxford in England and at the University of London.
A little known fact about Dr. Williams is that in addition to being an historian and professor, Dr. Williams was president of a baking company, editor of a newsletter, The New Challenge, an economist, high school teacher and principal and a novelist.
Dr. Williams remained a staunch advocate that African historians do independent research and investigations so that the history of African people be told and understood from their perspective. Dr. Williams stated clearly,
This is a presentation given by Activist Elombe Brath, taken from the Annual NAKO (National Assoc. of Kawaida Organizations) SYMPOSIUM held on July 1st, 1995 at Boys & Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY.
RBG 18TH TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY STREET SCHOLARS COLLECTION