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His name is Cecil Williams and he happens to be a photographer himself. The photo was taken by Mr. Williams mentor John Goodwin, who joined him for a talk at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina last September about their experiences as black photographers in South Carolina during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era. Mr. Williams, an Orangeburg, South Carolina native was a correspondent for Jet Magazine when he was only 15 and made national news after shooting some crucial pictures after the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre. This picture of Mr. Williams currently hangs over the water fountain on the Garden level of the Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina.
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