Robert F. Williams: The Black Power Leader from Afar

Background of Robert F. Williams In 1936, an eleven-year-old Robert F. Williams witnessed a white policeman, Jesse Helms, Sr. (father of North Carolina Senator, Jesse Helms), physically beating a black female. Williams recalled, “[Helms] dragged her off to the nearby jailhouse, her dress up over her head, the same way that a cave man would … Continue reading Robert F. Williams: The Black Power Leader from Afar