Doris Williams was born in Newport News, where she was raised. She attended local schools and graduated from Huntington High School in 1966. Afterwards, she attended Hampton Institute, where she graduated in 1970. She later became a teacher and worked for the City of Hampton as well. Williams' life history gave important insight into how the area experienced the civil rights movement and what attitudes were like at this time. Williams actively participated in protests and has many memories of segregation, integration, and busing that took place.
-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2021.