Historian; college professor. Born April 2, 1946, in Jackson, MS. Parents– Lee E. and Ruth Mae (Harris) Williams. Married– Rosetta Cassandra, December 22, 1973. Children– One. Education– Knoxville College, B.A., 1968; East Tennessee State University, M.A., 1970; Mississippi State University, Ph.D., 1975. Taught at Middle Tennessee State University, 1969-1972, University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1972. Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs at UAH. Published papers, articles and reviews in anthologies, proceedings, newspapers and periodicals. Awarded first MLK Award for outstanding faculty and staff at UAH, 2000.


Contemporary Authors online; Lee Erskine Williams, II, Huntsville, Ala.

Joint Publication(s):

Anatomy of Four Race Riots; Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921. Hattiesburg; University and College Press of Mississippi, 1972.

Post-War Riots in America, 1919 and 1946:  How the Pressures of War Exacerbated American Urban Tensions to the Breaking Point.  Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1991.