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Chancellor James Williams
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1893
Bennettsville
Marlboro County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1992
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Chancellor James Williams Historian, Howard University Professor and author of the acclaimed book "The Destruction of Black Civilization" (1971).

The youngest of five children Williams left South Carolina at a young age to live in Washington, DC.

He earned his undergraduate degrees from Howard University and his doctorate from American University. In the 1950s he began doing field research in Ghana and other parts of Africa covering 26 countries and more than 100 languages. The research was concluded in 1964. Two years later he retired from his professorship at Howard and began the writing and compilation of his magnum opus "The Destruction of African Civilization: Great Issues of a Race From 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D." which first saw print in 1971.

Dr. Williams was married twice. His first wife is buried near him, along with his oldest daughter and his mother. He was the father of thirteen children and had 36 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren at the time of his death. 
 
Burial:
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
Suitland
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section O Lot 618 Grave 5
 
Created by: Nnamdi Azikiwe
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
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Chancellor James Williams
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"What became of the Black People of Sumer?" the traveller asked the old man, "for ancient records show that the people of Sumer were Black. what happened to them?" "Ah," the old man sighed. "They lost their history, so they died." -- A Sumer Legend
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
 Added: Jul. 25, 2009

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 Added: Feb. 13, 2008
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