W I L L I A M S
Gospel Singer. Performer. Historian. Educator.
Meet Mary D. Williams, by the NC Arts Council!
Check out Mary D. Williams in Opening Our Future: The Chapel Hill Nine Story.
Mary D. Williams was recently featured in Bit & Grain! Check out her interview here.
Mary D. Williams received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with concentrations in African American Studies & History from UNC-Chapel Hill on Sunday, May 8, 2016! View her interview with the Friday Center for Continuing Education here.
Mary D. Williams will perform for the unveiling of the Wilmington United States Colored Troops Public Sculpture Project
November 13, 2021.
The Battle of Forks Road was won by the United States Colored Troops (USCT). Their story is significant.
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Craig Werner
"When you listen to Mary Williams, you're hearing the voice of a great singer, but you're also hearing the voices of the elders and the ancestors who signed their names in blood."
Professor Timothy B. Tyson
"Her power as a singer comes from her heart and from her faith in the God who drowned Pharaoh's army and still seeks to let his people go; her faith in the blood that has signed all of our names."