George Washington Williams never hesitated to make a difference. He took the chance to fight for freedom in the Civil War, then returned home to become a minister and lawyer.
In the U.S., Williams published the first books for Black people to know their history. Williams also went abroad to understand the condition of Black people globally. That was when he fatefully met King Leopold II.
Williams is the first in a long tradition of Black investigative journalists who aren’t afraid to speak up and call out unjust leaders and policies.