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John Williams describes working for Ringling Brothers circus from 1917 to 1932, and on Tampa's docks after 1933. He also describes his experiences at Clara Frye Hospital and Tampa General Hospital, where he was the first black patient to be treated.
African Americans, Medical care, Florida, Tampa, History
1 sound file (49 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;
African Americans--Medical care--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--Florida; African Americans--History--Florida
Oral histories; Online audio
Interview conducted September 10, 1978. Interviewed by Otis R. Anthony and members of the Black History Research Project of Tampa. Other interviewers for the Black History Research Project of Tampa were Fred Beaton, Joyce Dyer, Herbert Jones, and Shirley Smith.
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Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project
Williams, John; Black History Research Project of Tampa; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; and University of South Florida -- Tampa Library, "John Williams" (2009). Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project. 32.