O'Rell Williams
(Orel Watkins)

Jackson Non-Violence Movement, CORE, SNCC, NAACP, PPC, 1961-64, Mississippi
8552 Flapan Lane
Harshaw, WI 54529
Email: blaknwht@aol.com

I ran workshops and did organizing to make sure we had enough people for demonstrations. I motivated people to volunteer to go to jail. I ran voter registration workshops. I worked with the Poor People's Co- op. I helped educate the white volunteers in ways to keep from being killed.

I felt that involvement in the Civil Rights Movement was something I had to do for everyone, myself included.

I am now retired, living in Northern Wisconsin and fishing every day that the lake isn't frozen over.


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