Episode 7 - Eugene Williams Jr.
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Scholastically Speaking
Episode 7 - Eugene Williams Jr.
Mar 15, 2024 Season 1 Episode 7

We journey into the extraordinary life and career of Eugene Williams Jr., a multifaceted educator whose journey spans from the glitz of Hollywood to the halls of academia. With a Bachelor's degree in English from Emory University and a Master's in Educational Leadership from The University of Mary Washington, Eugene's academic prowess is matched only by his diverse experiences.

You will be riveted as Eugene shares his remarkable journey as a writer, speaker, and educator. From his early days as a child actor, gracing the stage and screen alongside legends like Bill Cosby and Ray Charles, to becoming the first black child in a recurring role on the CBS soap opera "Search For Tomorrow," Eugene's story is one of triumph against the odds.

As an accomplished author of six books, including titles such as "IT'S A READING THING... HELP YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND" and "REFLECTIONS OF A CONFUSED MIDDLE CLASS BLACK YOUTH," Eugene brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the conversation. We explore his unique approach to education, including his groundbreaking SAT verbal prep guide, "GROUNDED IN THE WORD," which draws upon vocabulary from the King James Version of the Bible.

Through Eugene's eyes, we gain invaluable perspectives on issues of race, education, and empowerment. With his extensive media appearances and contributions to publications like JET and The Washington Post, Eugene has been a vocal advocate for educational equity and social justice.

Join us as we journey through Eugene's 27-year career in education, from his early days as a teacher in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, to his tenure as a high school principal. Along the way, we'll uncover the lessons learned, the challenges faced, and the moments of inspiration that have shaped Eugene's path.

Instagram - @eugwilljr
Website - https://www.eugenewilliamsjr.com/

"Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White.

"Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White.

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