Hosea Williams Politician

Hosea Lorenzo Williams (January 5, 1926 – November 16, 2000) was a United States civil rights leader, ordained minister, businessman, philanthropist, scientist, and politician. Though deeply involved and committed to the struggle for racial equality before they met, Williams may be best known as the firebranded but trusted member of fellow famed civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr.'s inner-circle. Under the banner of their flagship organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King depended on Williams' keen ability to organize and stir masses of people into nonviolent direct action in the myriad of protest campaigns they waged against racial, political, economic, and social injustice. King alternately referred to Williams, his chief field lieutenant, as his "bull in a china closet" and his "Castro". Inspired by personal experience with and his vow to continue King's work for the poor, Williams may be equally well known as the founding president of one of the largest social services organizations for the poor and hungry on holidays in North America, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 5th, 1926
United States of America
Date of death
November 16th, 2000 at age of 74
Place of death
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Cause of death
African American




1. Morris Brown College Colleges/University

Morris Brown College (MBC) is a private, coed, liberal arts college located in the Vine City community of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is a historically black college affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Morris Brown College is a member of the Atlanta University Center (A district designated by the Atlanta City Council).

Type Private university
Institution colors
643 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, 30314 - Atlanta, Georgia
Official web page www.morrisbrown.edu
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People attended Morris Brown College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1874., Architect
b. 1974., Athlete
b. 1967., Actor
b. 1978., American Football Linebacker
b. 1954., American Football Safety
b. 1952., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1947., American Football Cornerback
b. 1938., American Football Running back

2. Clark Atlanta University Colleges/University

Clark Atlanta University is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, Georgia. It was formed in 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). Clark Atlanta University is a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Type Private school
2010. 42.2 mil. $
Institution colors
July 1st, 1988
223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W., 30314 - Atlanta, Georgia
2010. 3,267
2009. 3,202
2010. 674
Acceptance rate
2010. 72.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 17.2 K $
Official web page www.cau.edu
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended Clark Atlanta University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1930., Politician
b. 1923., Politician
b. 1927., Politician
b. 1932., Politician
b. 1956., Politician
b. 1940., Politician
b. 1962., Politician
b. 1894., Politician

Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
United States Army

Military conflicts participated

World War II


September 1st, 1939


September 2nd, 1945

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World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres, it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.


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