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An Interview With Chee Chee Williams
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TitleAn Interview With Chee Chee Williams
AbstractInterviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded February 29, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesListed under the journalism category. Chee Chee Williams was born December 31, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri. During the interview, she discusses early life in Kansas City, how she got into television, prison work, involvement in community programs, etc.
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 54, CD 54
Local SubjectWilliams, Chee Chee
African Americans
Oral History
Television Journalists
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionOutline of Interview:

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, December 31, 1948. Chee Chee Willliams is 27. Chee Chee tells of her early childhood days in Kansas City and talks about her father and mother and the various experiences which centered around her family and her parents attempts to build a viable business. Chee Chee tells of having gone to all Black school as an elementary school student. Early in her childhood Chee Chee wanted to be a school teacher. A few teachers held a special kind of importance for Chee Chee.

She expresses feelings about integration and segregation in schools she went to. Chee Chee talks about how she got into television and her experiences during a course she took at Columbia University in New York in the summer of 1971. She talks about her television show "Dimensions in Black" and Blacks in television.

Chee Chee talks about her experiences with inmates at the Kansas State Penitentiary where she worked with the prisoners. Chee Chee talks about having done documentary with Muhammed Ali and about Ali in general as well as Minister Louis Farraken. She talks about her involvement in community programs and with community organizations.
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Item ID210275
CONTENTdm number36318
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