Former Monroe Resident ...Alaska Shining Star Dr. Cal Williams

 

November 30, 2023

James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Dr. Cal "Cackieboo" Williams

Everything Cal "Cackieboo" Williams, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters '22, accomplished in life, he credits to someone having faith in him. "Most of the places that I found myself were the result of somebody else believing in me and directing me to go there," said Williams. "For me, the opportunity of education was a salvation. The fact is that the education process is that of information sharing from one to another each one, teach one. We learn from someone else." Born in Monroe, Louisiana, seven days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Williams grew up in the era of racial segregation. H...



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