“If a kid that grew up in Southeast D.C. can make it in show business, then why can’t you?” These are the encouraging words of Russell Williams II, the first African American to win multiple Oscars in any category for Best Sound Mixing on Glory (1990) and Dances with Wolves (1991). We sat down with Williams to discuss his start in Hollywood, leading up to his current profession teaching at American University’s School of Communication for 14 academic years to date. Williams has donated his two Oscars to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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