Eugene Williams, Jr. is a writer; poet; singer; professional actor; SAT instructor; author of It's A Reading Thing Help Your Child Understand and Raisin-In-Milk Syndrome: Ten Survival Tips For Black Students At Predominantly White Colleges & Universities". His most recent work is a collection of original poems and writings entitled Reflections Of A Confused Middle Class Black Youth.
In this innovative, ground breaking anthology, Mr. Williams reflects on his experiences as a student in such prestigious predominantly White institutions as The McDonogh School, Ransom-Everglades School, and Emory University, as well as his urban upbringing in cities of Miami and Baltimore. He has combined these elements to create a provocative body of literature that examines social issue and human relationships from an African-American middle class perspective.
Williams' books have been endorsed by highly esteemed writers such as Patrice Gaines, author of Laughing In The Dark and William Raspberry, of The Washington Post, and political commentator Julianne Malveaux. He has appeared on America's Black Forum (NBC), Nightline, (NBC), News Talk TV, The Tony Brown Show, CNN, BET, The Rolanda Show, In Person with Maureen O'Boyle, The Bob Law Show, and the Jim Bohanon Show discussing race relations and other issues.
As a child actor, Eugene Williams, Jr. appeared on stage , screen, and television with such celebrities and Bill Cosby, Ossie Davis, Ray Charles, Pearl Bailey, John Raitt, and Stephanie Mills. In 1978, he became the first Black child in a major, recurring role on the highly acclaimed CBS soap opera, Search For Tomorrow. At age 12, he served as correspondent for PM Magazine, a syndicated news program. Over the years, Williams has been featured in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Ebony, Jet, People, Black Excellence, The Journal Of Blacks in Higher Education, and several other national publications. Williams has also received speaking invitations from numerous colleges and universities.
After attaining a BA degree in English from Emory University in 1991, Williams resumed his acting careen by appearing on In Our Lives, a DC based talk show about teen issues, and buy touring with Poetry Alive, a nationally-known troupe of entertainers that perform dramatic interpretations of poetry at schools and colleges throughout the United States. He is currently working on a novel entitled, Tolerance and Respect
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