George M. Williams, Jr.

George M. Williams, Jr. was born in Louisburg, North Carolina, on December 29, 1940 but has lived in Newport News, Virginia for the majority of his life and has personally experienced the city’s changes throughout the years. After graduating from Huntington High School in 1959, Williams worked for Newport News Shipbuilding for forty-two years and five months before his retirement. An active member of his church, Williams is also an avid reader who has a great interest in historical subjects such as African-American history and the civil rights movement.

-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2012.