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Hosea Williams

Born: Jan 5, 1926

Death: Nov 16, 2000

Birthplace: Attapulgus

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Hosea Williams

Date of Birth : Jan 5, 1926
Date of Death : Nov 16, 2000
Birth Place : Attapulgus

Hosea Lorenzo Williams was a United States civil rights leader, ordained minister, businessman, philanthropist, scientist, and politician. He may be best known as a 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 to organize and stir masses of people into nonviolent direct action in myriad 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. His famous motto was "Unbought and Unbossed".


  • Politician
  • Businessperson
  • Scientist
  • Minister of religion
  • Philanthropist
  • Bail bondsman
  • Civil rights activist

Also known as

  • Hosea Lorenzo Williams
  • Dr. Hosea Williams


  • Willie Wiggins


  • Juanita T. Williams


  • Elisabeth Omilami
  • Hosea Williams, II
  • Torrey Williams
  • Jaunita Collier
  • Hyron Williams
  • Andre Williams
  • Barbara Emerson
  • Yolanda Favors
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