Civil Rights Activist
Myrlie Evers-Williams is a civil rights activist and former chairperson of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (1995-1998). The first female to chair the nation's oldest civil rights organization, she lifted the NAACP out of turmoil at a time when its debt amounted to $4 million and its image suffered from a scandal involving former executive director Benjamin Chavis’s use of funds to ward off a sexual harassment lawsuit. Her frankness and optimism represented a new beginning for the organization. Read More >
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner
"Still smiling from the events of last night. Myrlie was outstanding. I found much of what she said to be mesmerizing and I hope to be a better human being because of her. Your PowerPoint was excellent and it made me so proud to see her so affected as she begun. Well done."
"Your presentation last night was awesome!! It is a great thing you do for our staff and for our students. Paco came along, and he loved it too! Thank you again for all you do. I know it took a lot or organization and planning to get this done and it shows. Everything was very organized and I think the presenter was surprised too by all your preparation and planning and the thorough research you did on the presenter’s life and accomplishments."
"Mrs. Evers-Williams was wonderful! She captivated the audience with her stories, knowledge, and wisdom. Those who attended left feeling inspired and ready to act. Thanks so much for your help in making this happen and I hope to work with you again in the future."
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