Reenvisioning Justice

Today was a historic moment for our nation.  Garry Brown, Tennessee District Attorney, announced that he has re-opened the investigation into the 1940 murder of whom some have identified as the “first martyr of the civil rights movement”, Elbert Williams. Mr. Elbert Williams was a bright, outspoken 31-year-old family-oriented man in the predominantly black community … Continue reading Reenvisioning Justice

TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: If Flags Could Talk

Tru Story Exclusive: About Elbert Williams   If Flags Could Talk: Written and Curated by Leslie McGraw     Thank you for tuning into the Tru Story blog series: About Elbert Williams. Beginning in June, I began to address circumstances surrounding related to one of the nation's forgotten heroes, Elbert Williams. June 20 marked the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: If Flags Could Talk

TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: A Seventy Five Year Old Lie pt 2

Tru Story Exclusive: About Elbert Williams   A Seventy Five Year Old Lie: Part II by Leslie McGraw Elbert Williams Historical Marker Unveiling on June 20 Photo courtesy of Sharon Hayes. Thank you for tuning into the Tru Story blog series: About Elbert Williams. Beginning in June, I began to address circumstances surrounding related to one of … Continue reading TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: A Seventy Five Year Old Lie pt 2

TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: THE STOLEN LEGACY OF ELBERT WILLIAMS

Tru Story Exclusive: About Elbert Williams The Stolen Legacy of Elbert Williams by Leslie McGraw Elbert Williams is shown on the top row. On the bottom  (l to r) are Medgar Evers, James Chaney, and Emmet Till. Thank you for tuning into the Tru Story blog series: About Elbert Williams. For the next few weeks leading … Continue reading TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: THE STOLEN LEGACY OF ELBERT WILLIAMS