Dr. Yohuru R. Williams
Associate Professor of African American History
o: Canisius Hall Rm 323
Do we know MLK Jr.? Dr. Yohuru Williams interviewed
"For many young Americans the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is just a historical footnote. Professor Yohuru R. Williams describes this is as a case of historical amnesia."
Appeared on Ebru Today on 1/21/13
Barack Obama begins his second term
Dr. Yohuru R. Williams, director of the Black Studies Program and associate professor of History, was on the program, "To The Point," on the day of President Obama's second term inauguration with Pulitzer Prize winning author Taylor Branch to discuss the President's speech.
Appeared on KCRW (Santa Monica, Calif.) - NPR on 1/21/13
"I am Trayvon Martin," an OP-ED by Yohuru Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Williams, Associate Professor of History and Director of Black Studies, wrote: It seems every generation of young African American and Latino Youth has to be reminded of the danger of being black or brown in America. It has little to do with hoodie sweatshirts, and more to do with a culture of racial bigotry that continues to pervade certain segments of our nation that invite unwarranted surveillance and attacks on black and brown bodies.
Published in Connecticut Post on 3/29/12
Dr. Yohuru R. Williams a contributor to EBRU TV's 'EBRU Today'
Associate Professor Yohuru Williams is appearing twice a month as a legal and political analyst on the television station's news program exploring politics, foreign affairs, social issues and headline makers. In a recent interview, he spoke about affirmative action in higher education and workplaces. He discussed three cases, all of which have the potential to go before the U.S. Supreme Court. Episodes of this program are available on YouTube.
Appeared on EBRU Television in January 2012
Bridgeport Black Pride celebrates King's legacy
This year's event had the theme "Commit and Connect: The Dream Continues." The keynote speaker was Fairfield University history professor Yohuru R. Williams, who used a dance number performed by three grade school girls from the Messiah Baptist Church as a springboard for his 45-minute talk.
Published in the News Times on 1/17/11