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Eugene Williams is a Charlottesville civil rights activist.  As chair of the NAACP in 1954, Williams fought to desegregate Charlottesville public schools.  Williams was party to a lawsuit that ultimately enabled his third-grade daughter Scheryl Williams to attend Johnson Elementary in 1960.<ref name="hook">{{cite-hook|title=Tectonic shift: Eugene Williams loosens his tie|url=http://www.readthehook.com/85575/cover-tectonic-shift-eugene-williams-loosens-his-tie|author=Lisa Provence|pageno=|printno=#0614|printdate=|publishdate=5 April 2007|accessdate=21 JUne 2011}}</ref>
 
Eugene Williams is a Charlottesville civil rights activist.  As chair of the NAACP in 1954, Williams fought to desegregate Charlottesville public schools.  Williams was party to a lawsuit that ultimately enabled his third-grade daughter Scheryl Williams to attend Johnson Elementary in 1960.<ref name="hook">{{cite-hook|title=Tectonic shift: Eugene Williams loosens his tie|url=http://www.readthehook.com/85575/cover-tectonic-shift-eugene-williams-loosens-his-tie|author=Lisa Provence|pageno=|printno=#0614|printdate=|publishdate=5 April 2007|accessdate=21 JUne 2011}}</ref>
  
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Eugene Williams is a Charlottesville civil rights activist. As chair of the NAACP in 1954, Williams fought to desegregate Charlottesville public schools. Williams was party to a lawsuit that ultimately enabled his third-grade daughter Scheryl Williams to attend Johnson Elementary in 1960.[1]

Williams founded Dogwood Housing Limited Partnership (1980-2007) which purchased and rehabilitated homes for low-income tenants.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Tectonic shift: Eugene Williams loosens his tie, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, 5 April 2007, retrieved 21 JUne 2011.

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