Elisabeth Williams-Omilami, daughter of the late civil rights icon Hosea Williams, was born in Atlanta, GA. Hosea Williams was Martin Luther King Jr’s National Field Organizer, a pivotal leader in the civil rights movement. As a young girl, she accompanied her father on marches and movements across the South, having the distinction of being one of the youngest people arrested in the fight for civil rights. Omilami says her growing up was “odd with an element of danger because seeing people be hurt, beaten or even killed was normal.” She is one of eight siblings and being the middle child, she often felt “like the black sheep in the family and even a little rejection.” Omilami was sent to boarding school for high school, she then attended Hampton University, where she received her B.A. degree in theater. When Omilami’s parents died (in 2000, just a month apart) “she and her husband, Afemo Omilami “were the perfect people to take over the nonprofit organization because they were actors and not working at the time.” “Hosea Helps”, formerly “Hosea Feeds the Hungry”, started in 1972 for for over four decades, the organization has helped 1 million people. As the Omilami’s prepare for retirement, they are getting the next generation ready to take over Hosea Helps. Their advice is to “give service to others because it provides purpose and do it for the experience because no better feeling than giving.” This is a once-in-a-lifetime, history lesson you don’t want to miss. Listen now.