Oral history interview with William Washington
Community Archive;Oral History
William Washington was born in Quaker Neck; an area on the outskirts of Chestertown, MD. He was born December 26th, 1945. Washington attended Garnet High School from 1st to 12th grade, when public schools were still segregated in the United States. After graduation, Washington enlisted in the U.S Navy. After serving three years, he decided to leave the Army and study accounting at Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C.. He worked 38 years in the District of Columbia, after which he retired back to his hometown of Chestertown, M.D. and participated in various organizations to uplift and mentor youth in the Chestertown area.
Garnet High School, Sumner Hall African American Veterans of Kent County Research Project
Veterans, African American veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Civil rights movements, United States. Navy--Service craft, United States. Navy--Medals, badges, decorations, etc., United States. Navy--Transport service