ZA COM MR-AAO-164
Frances E. Williams
- 1905-01-01 - 1995-12-31 (Accumulation)
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Personal archive ; The Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research holds her archive and covers the period 1965-1995. It contains personal and organisational correspondence, conference reports, photographs and campaign materials.
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Frances E. Williams was a notable African-American actress and activist in Los Angeles from the early 1940s until her death in 1995. As an activist, she was an outspoken advocate for social justice and equality, and her political activism spanned outside her local community to around the world. She was most notably involved in the South African anti-apartheid movement and communist solidarity activities, including the National Anti-Imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberations (NAIMSAL), the Los Angeles Chapter, and Art against Apartheid.