William L. Adams interview
William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams (1914-2011) was a prominent Black businessman, venture capitalist, and community leader in Baltimore, Maryland. He financed numerous Black-owned businesses such as Parks Sausage Co. and Super Pride supermarkets. His wife, Victorine Q. Adams, was the first Black woman on the Baltimore City Council. In this oral history interview, Adams discusses the segregated facilities he encountered when he moved to Baltimore and his efforts in the 1940s to integrate the golf courses. He explains his involvement in local politics and describes the importance of taverns as gathering places for political operations. Adams also provides his thoughts on Lillie May Carroll Jackson and Juanita Jackson Mitchell as civil rights leaders.