Dr. Carmaletta Williams

Executive Director with the Mid-America Black Archives

Where were you born and raised?
Kansas City, Missouri.

What is your occupation?
Executive Director with the Mid-America Black Archives.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
So many! Sitting on my Grandmother's porch reading books.

What does Black History Month mean to you?
A celebration of Blackness.

What do you believe is the most important issue currently facing the Black community?
Social, political, economic, and health care equity.

When did you realize you were Black in America and what has that meant for your life?
From the moment I was born.

Who or what is your biggest inspiration to push for change?
My grandchildren.

How have you supported or contributed to the local Black community?
I share my love for and knowledge about Black life and culture.


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