You can measure E.Faye Williams’ participation as a local community activist in decades rather than years. A successful business woman and human rights activist, she was one of the few women who spoke at The Million Man March. Most recently, as head of the National Congress of Black Women, she’s heading up an effort to get a 8-ton block of Italian marble carved into a statue of Sojourner Truth and placed in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. Williams joins Kojo to discuss her work, and her passionate fight to get Americans to recognize the importance of Isabella Baumfree, the slave who became Sojourner Truth and fought to end violence, racism, sexism and capital punishment.


  • E. Faye Williams Attorney; and National Chair, National Congress of Black Women

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