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Lois Lucas Williams

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note:

Lois Lucas Williams grew up in Hallison, North Carolina. She came to Greensboro in 1960, where she attended Bennett College. While there, Williams helped establish the Greensboro chapter of CORE and was elected as the organization’s public relations director in 1962. She helped organize and participated in many of the sit-ins, pickets, and boycotts which took place in the early sixties. Her last involvement in the civil rights demonstrations was the 1963 March on Washington.

While a student at Bennett, Williams also worked at L. Richardson Hospital. After graduation in 1964 she moved to New York, where she trained as a medical technologist at the Public Service Health Hospital in Staten Island. She then worked as a research biochemist at Hoffman-Laroche in Nutley, New Jersey. She later sued the company for racial discrimination and won a promotion to market research analyst.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Lois Lucas Williams by Eugene Pfaff
Date: December 27, 1980
By: Lois Lucas Williams
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of a December 27, 1980, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Lois Lucas Williams, Ms. Williams discusses the formation of CORE, its leaders, planning and strateg...