ORANGEBURG OUT OF THE PAST

Orangeburg photographer Cecil Williams has a new book, “Unforgettable: A Time of Life Hope Bravery,” featuring images from 1950 and beyond. Orangeburg and events approaching 40th and 50th anniversaries are prominently featured in the book illustrating African-American history, heritage and culture. The book includes many never-before-published images scanned by Williams using his invention, the FilmToaster, which digitizes photos from film. Also included in the new book are a number of images of Cecil Williams, who became a Jet Magazine photographer at age 14 and today is acclaimed as a foremost photographer of the civil rights era. In this 1955 photo from the new book, close friends, from left, Melvin Adams, Cecil Williams and Robert Rhodes are on an outing at the North Air Base. “We watched and photographed big planes take off and land,” Williams writes. The new book can be purchased via Williams’ website cecilwilliams.com and Amazon.

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