Captions to MOMENTS IN TIME...
1. Photo collage from my June 2001 Z imbabwe Africa trip as staff photographer for the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO to photograph the AFT-AFRICA AIDS CAMPAIGN. Thirty percent of the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) had AIDS. The late Sandra Feldman AFT President said, " At this moment in this struggle against AIDS is the most important way AFT members can help African teachers and students." AFT provided teacher training and raised programs funds needed to help sister African organizations expand their effective programs. We , ( Daryl Alexander and Joe Davis and I) , traveled in a pickup truck from Harare (Capitol City of Zimbabwe) to various schools sites and AIDS centers in Marondera, Rusape, Mutare,Gwanda, Bulawayo, Gweru, Rhodes Matopos National Park in Zimbabwe. The worst part of the whole trip for me was the soldiers at the various road blocks carrying AK47's. That and the donkeys, cows, baboon troops standing in the middle of the road at any time of day or night. Photograph by Milton Williams/AFT © 6, 2001.
2. ASALH/Association For The Study of African American Life & History honor Dr. Carter G. Woodson in a wreath Laying Ceremony grave site remembrance services at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 4001 Suitland Road, Suitland Maryland. Rev. Dr. Jerry A. Moore, Jr. Pastor Emeritus, Nineteenth Street Baptist Church and former D. C. Council Member gives reflections of Dr. Woodson. Doctor Woodson contributed $100.00 dollars to the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church Pastor's Aid Club toward the purchase of a car for him as the young pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church. He was sent to Dr. Woodson's house to pick the check. Standing L-R - Mattie I. Taylor, President & CEO, Van McCoy Music, Inc.; Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., Senior Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church; Dr. Charles R. Drew's sister, Mrs. Nora Drew Gregory and others look on. Graveside tributes to Van A. McCoy, Composer, Producer, Artist and Dr. Charles R. Drew, Surgeon and Scientist, followed. This event was a Pre-Black History event for the 81st Black History Luncheon . Photograph by Milton Williams © February 24, 2007.
3. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill) Maryland Democrat Party get out the vote key note speaker at a Democrat rally at Bowie State University, Bowie Maryland. He was surrounded by P. G. County Md. officals, Maryland Democrat Party officials, office seekers, BSU students, and faculty. Bowie State, established January 9, 1865, is the oldest Afro-American University in Maryland. Photograph by Milton Williams © November 2, 2006.
4. David Scott, 3 years old, first studio shoot at 1900 Lamont Street N. W. Washington D. C. Photograph by Milton Williams © April 1973.
5. Liberian soldier and a shoe shine boy, Monrovia Liberia, West Africa, Photograph by Milton Williams © 12.29.82.
6. Monrovia Liberia market place, West Africa, Photograph by Milton Williams © 12.29.82.
7. Melvin Deale African Heritage dancers celebrating Malcolm X day in Malcolm X park, Washington, D. C. Photograph by Milton Williams © May 19, 1976.
8. Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., (Daddy King); on Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Day, District Building, Washington D. C. Photograph by Milton Williams © 10.22.1980.
9. Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, on Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Day, District Building, Washington D. C. Photograph by Milton Williams © 10.22.1980.
10. Congresswoman Katie Beatrice Hall, (D. IN) and late Congressman George Thomas "Mickey" Leland, (D.TX). Congresswoman Katie Hall wrote the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday bill which passed the House of Representatives on August 2, 1983 became law on November 2, 1983 when President Ronald Reagan signed the bill. Most folk do not know that. Pictured with Congressman George Thomas " Mickey" Leland died in 1989 in a plane crash in Gambela Ethiopia during a mission in Fugnido Ethiopia. He has 3 buildings named in his honor in Houston Texas. (Mickey Leland Library and Museum; Mickey Leland Federal Building and the Mickey Leland Center/ World Hunger and Peace in Texas). When ever I saw him on the hill, he was wearing his trade mark cowboy boots. Photograph by Milton Williams © 1983.
11. Maurice Sorrell, Johnson Publication Company Inc. Washington bureau staff photographer for 37 years. He traveled to twenty-four countries. covered six Presidents' administrations, took the first group photo of the Congressional Black Caucus, covered the march to Selma Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and photographed the World Series and NFL games many times. He was in Memphis covering the garbage collectors strike the night Dr. King was assassinated. He photographed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral. Back in the day, he and I where the only African American still photographers who regularly covered the White House and Capitol Hill. Photograph by Milton Williams © 1976.
12. Martin Luther King 3rd. speaking during a Washington D. C. Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration call for passage of a MLK holiday bill on the Washington Monument grounds, Photograph by Milton Williams © January 15, 1981.
13. Washington D. C. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bill demonstration march to the mall. Photograph by Milton Williams © January 15, 1981.
14. " HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY TO YOU", Stevie Wonder. Photograph by Milton Williams © January 15, 1981.
15. Lorraine Motel, Memphis TN. room where Dr. King ate his last supper. He was killed while talking with friends on the balcony of King's room in the motel addition of the hotel. Dr. King chose to stay at the Lorraine during the 1968 Memphis Sanitation workers strike. I was on my way to cover the Atlanta Child murders in Atlanta Ga. The Lorraine is now the National Civil Rights Rights Museum. Photograph by Milton Williams © 3.14.1981
16. "MLK WE LOVE YOU". Photo by Milton Williams c. 1.15.1981.
17. END WAR. One Nation Working Together rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. I was one of two photographers hired to document this event for the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO. This shot is something you look for at demonstrations. I stood in the walkway, leaning again a fence looking for the unusual. Out of the crowd I saw this lady pushing a stroller with a child in it with a END WAR sign laying in his lap. I got off one shot before this child raised the END WAR sign from his lap into the air. I reacted. Two shots in all. GOD put me in the right place to capture this Moment In Time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was against war and oppression. Photo by Milton Williams c. 10.2.2010.
18. A American Federation of Teacher AFL-CIO Union person displays JOBS NOT WAR sign on the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Here again, GOD put me in the right place again to capture this Moment In Time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was against war and oppression. I saw / heard Dr. King speak his "I Have A Dream" speech on August 28, 1963 from this area of the steps where I took this photo. I remember the roar of the gathered after his speech. He had energized the movement. I saw smiles on folks faces as they walked toward their destinations in life. So there is a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spirit connection here. This photo and the previous photo with the child raising a END WAR sign jumped out at me when I chose new relevant photographs to add to this web site page. GOD IS GOOD. Photo by Milton Williams c. 10.2.2010.
19. President Barack Obama supporting Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley at a Maryland Democrat Party get out the vote rally at Bowie State University, Bowie Maryland where he was the key note speaker. Looking on was L-R Congressman Steny Hoyer, 5th District; Congresswoman Donna Edwards, 4th District; Congressman Chris Van Hollen, 8th District; Congressman Elijah Cummings, 7th district; Congressman John P. Sarbanes, 3rd District; Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D. Md. ; Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, D. Md. and Senator Barbara Mikulski, D. Md. Bowie State, established January 9, 1865, is the oldest Afro-American University in Maryland. Photograph by Milton Williams © October 7, 2010.
20. President Barack Obama Maryland Democrat Party get out the vote key note speaker at a Democrat rally at Bowie State University, Bowie Maryland. He was surrounded by P. G. County Md. officals, Maryland Democrat Party officials, office seekers, BSU students, and faculty. When I took shot this photo I was looking for the follow up shot (on this page) to the November 2006 Bowie State get out the vote rally I had taken of then Senator Barack Obama with the enclosed Md. Democratic Party State representatives. The three new representatives are, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, 4th District; Congressman Chris Van Hollen, 8th District; and Congressman John P. Sarbanes, 3rd District who's father, Senator John P. Sarbanes, D. Md. is on the first picture. So this shot was personal to me. Bowie State, established January 9, 1865, is the oldest Afro-American University in Maryland. Photograph by Milton Williams © October 7, 2010.
21. Installation ceremony for Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the County Adminstration Building Promenade in Upper marlboro, Maryland. Photo by Milton Williams c. December 6, 2010.
22. Pictured left to right: Milton Williams, photojournalist, Roy Lewis, photojournalist, Joseph Daniel Clipper, portrait artist photographer and Sharon Farmer, photojournalist. "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION Proudly Presented to MILTON WILLIAMS For having the foresight to a take the photograph of me at my desk, surrounded by some of my most treasured portraits. Your photograph has been used over the years to introduce potential clients to my work. Your vision back then has been a cherished contribution to my journey as a Portrait Artist. Thank you for being my friend. Presented By JOSEPH DANIEL CLIPPER Portrait Artist Clipper Classics Portraits. The 19th Day of December 2010. Signature enclosed." Roy Lewis, Mississippi born, Washington, D. C. based career free lance internationally known history maker photographer for over 51 years; host Joseph Daniel Clipper and Sharon Farmer, former White House staff photographer during the Bill Clinton era , the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. official photographer and a internationally known history maker photographer. Joseph Daniel Clipper, whom we know as the $10,000.00 portrait artist photographer, also honored in his N.W. Washington D. C. home; Jim G. Baucum, 22 years the official photographer (emerious) for the Prince Hall Masons, Washington D. C. and Jim Johnson, a internationally known South West Washington D. C. portrait artist photographer. We are peers so being honored by a peer is honorable and very worthy of mention. We where entertained by singer artist Tia Wortham She can SINGGG!!! Photo by Jim G. Baucum c. 12.19.2010.
23. The Inauguration of Mayor Vincent C. Gray as the sixth elected Mayor of the District of Columbia at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. He defeated former DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in the primaries. He won office garnering 75% of the vote in the November 2nd General Election. I was the late Walter E. Washington mayoral campaign photographer in 1974. He was the first elected Mayor of the District of Columbia since Reconstruction. Photo by Milton Williams c. 1.2.2011.
24. Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles, guest speaker at the U. S. Department of Labor Civil Rights Center 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program, tells the audience about the "Mountaintop" speech Dr. King gave the night before he was assasinated in Memphis Tennessee by James Earle Ray. In it, he gave an unusual glimpse into his personal fears and challenges, as well as his prophetic insights into his own fate. The next day Kyles and his family planned to host Dr. King and his entourage at their home for a home-cooked meal. Dr. King was assassinated as they prepared to go to the Kyles' home. The last hour of Dr. King's life was spent with Kyles and Rev. Ralph David Abernathy in his room at the Lorraine Motel. Rev. King has since passed on, leaving Kyles as the only living person that actually spent the last hour of Dr. King's life with him. (Program brochure). The honorable U. S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis gave the closing remarks. I was invited by my cousin, Roderick Faulkner, USLD staff and a member of the planning committee, to attend this event. Photo by Milton Williams c. 1.12.2011.