Ronnie Williams received a BA from Hendrix College, an MSE from Arkansas State University, and has completed course requirements for a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Williams recently retired as vice president for student services and institutional diversity at the University of Central Arkansas. He pioneered the university’s first minority mentorship program, developed comprehensive minority student recruitment and retention programs, and designed cultural enrichment programs, including student/faculty tours of seven African countries.
Markham Street: The Haunting Truth behind the Murder of My Brother, Marvin Leonard Williams is more than a story about systemic racism, police violence, or a brutal murder, although it is all of those. Above all, it is the story of one man’s enduring love for his lost brother and his devotion to his grieving parents, who kept silent for two and a half decades to protect their seven surviving children. It is a moving, searing portrait of life for Black families in the South in the 1960s. And it is a reminder that the fight for racial justice has been going on for a long, long time.
Markham Street: The Haunting Truth behind the Murder of My Brother, Marvin Leonard Williams is an exploration of systemic racism, police violence, and the facts of a brutal murder, as well as the story of one man’s enduring love for his lost brother and his devotion to his grieving parents.
Ron Robinson Theater, 2:30-3:30 p.m.