Natasha Wick

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Fall 11-4-2015


Calvin Williams (grandpa) was born in Kansans City Missouri. Most of Calvin Williams’s childhood was lived there until his family sought out a different life in California. From California Calvin Williams trained to be in the army but was denied on the basis of his skin and segregation .Later he was placed into the Marines and part of the 200,000 first black trainee in Marines at Montfort Point. Some years later Calvin Williams was congratulated with the Congressional Gold Medal. This interview will cover the topics mostly from the Calvin Williams experience on the Great Depression but also some part of his time in World War two.

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Interview Waiver