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Unknown [LeRoi Williams and two possible siblings]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.108 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.2 cm.

Summary of Content: A photograph of LeRoi Williams with two possible siblings. It is likely that the girl in the center is Virginia Williams, his older sister, and that the boy on the right is one of his brothers.

People: Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyPhotography

Sub Era: World War II

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