A Black Man Who Just Didn’t Give A F++k

Cecil Williams in the 1950s – and today. I am taking the liberty of posting Mr Williams again so people can see him now. From my original post: I thought about this searing, beautiful picture today in light of recent events in the United States. I, like many others, shared it a few years ago on my blog, but it was only today that I finally found the name of the man in the photograph! His name is Cecil Williams and,

Image result for Cecil J. Williams

he happens to be a photographer himself. The photo was probably taken by Mr Williams mentor, John Goodwin, who joined him for a talk at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina in September 2013 about their experiences as black photographers in South Carolina during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era.

Image result for Cecil J. Williams

Mr Williams, an Orangeburg, South Carolina native was a correspondent for Jet Magazine when he was only 15 and made national news after shooting some crucial pictures after the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre. This picture of Mr Williams currently hangs over the water fountain on the Garden Level of the Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina.

⚠️ Make sure to Like Us 👍🏾 on Facebook using the widget below so you don’t miss out on new stories like this. ⬇️



What do you think?

Don't Miss

Rapper killed his mother so that he could use her savings is sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg’s The Color Purple returning to theaters for 35th anniversary