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Charles Williams - Class of 1972
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Charles Williams

Class of 1972


Williams on Family History in Segregated South

In this segment, Williams describes the harrowing circumstances which led his father to move North from North Carolina. 

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Williams on Discrimination Faced as a Child in Neighborhood

Williams describes how he came to learn that he was discriminated against in youth sports when he was child.

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Williams on Writing on Social Justice Issues for the Villanovan

Williams describes how writing about social justice issues became a passion for him while at Villanova.

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Williams on the Conservative Nature of the Villanova Student Body

In this segment, Willams describes the nature of the white students he met at Villanova.

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Williams on his Struggle to Find Off-Campus Housing as a Black Man on the Main Line in the 1960s

In this segment, Williams recounts his struggles to find off-campus housing amidst the housing discrimination on the Main Line. This led to some concrete action by Villanova's administration.

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Williams on Influential Faculty Members at Villanova

Williams discusses some of the faculty members who played a role in his intellectual development while at Villanova.

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Williams on Negotiating a Contract to Write Biography of Curt Flood

Williams discusses the negotiations with Curt Flood, famous baseball player and the pioneer of free agency, over the writing of his biography.

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