Whenever I relate stories about Frances E. Williams, one of the first questions I’m asked is, “Who is Frances?” These pages will not only tell you a bit more about this fascinating lady who stood at the crossroads of some of the most intriguing and turbulent times in our history, but also will invite you into her world, a world peopled with well-known as well as lesser-known African Americans, folks like Paul Robeson, Charlotta Bass, Langston Hughes, and Margaret Bonds. Frances knew them all personally.
This site will profile some of these exceptional individuals, and include some of Frances’s favorite anecdotes. Chapter Excepts from her biography Meet it, Greet it, and Defeat it! include a look at two films from Frances’s film career (Showboat and Salt of the Earth) and “Frank’s Place”, a 1980’s TV series. Also included are notable works from the Harlem Renaissance with annotations. Several of the authors during that period were her personal friends. Available from Amazon.com
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