Leon Williams Papers

San Diego State University
Library and Information Access
African American civic leaders ; African Americans -- California -- San Diego
Leon Williams received a BA in psychology from San Diego State College in 1950. During his distinguished career Williams worked as a social worker in San Diego, for the Urban League, directed the Neighborhood Youth Corps Program, and was active on the Citizens Interracial Committee. In 1969, he became the first African American elected to the San Diego City Council as a representative for District IV. He later became county supervisor in 1982. The Leon Williams Papers document three decades of William's public service career, and includes news clippings, photos, correspondence, invitations, public appearance forms, public opinions, campaign information, reports, ordinances, plaques, certificates of achievement, and various committee files.
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56.87 linear feet
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Identification of item, folder title, box number, Leon Williams Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
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