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My recently published book, Winston Willis: A Memoir, tells the remarkable story of my brother, a long-forgotten local Black hero in Cleveland. I invite you to explore the pages that unveil the truth behind the hero.  A remarkable individual who overcame struggles and adversity and built a wildly successful strip of businesses that became known as “an inner-city Disneyland”. All under the resentful gaze of racist government officials and the local judiciary. This is an open invitation for readers to dive into the narrative and discover the essence of a true local legend who challenged and exposed racism wherever he encountered it. It is the journey of a Black man who, for a certain period of time during the 1960s and 1970s, changed the course of Cleveland history, and paid a heavy price. Experience the saga that captivates hearts and minds. Join the movement of honoring a courageous and extraordinary man with #JusticeForWinstonWillis2024. Uncover the untold tales and his inspiring legacy that continues to resonate today.

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Miracle On East 105th Street

Contributing writer: Clifton House, Baltimore: The Legacy of award-winning poet, Lucille Clifton

America! Your day of reckoning is imminent…Taking our land back

When will it become a crime in America…?”

53 Years Ago: April 9, 1968 - The Funeral of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lynching With Guns

Grieving Mothers of Black Sons

Systemic Racism in America: Then and Now


On The Shoulders of Giants

C.T. Vivian: Civil Rights Pioneer – Living Legend

Stolen Land: Exposing America’s Historical Amnesia

11/22/63: Where I Was

1963 at 50: Looking Back

My Mother’s Friend, Mrs. Rosa

From Classroom To A Place In History

Mrs. Rosa, My Mother’s Friend

Sixty-Four Years After the Montgomery Bus Boycott The City Leads The Way Again

Zora and Cudjo A Slave Narrative Publication Long-Delayed

Revisiting The I Have A Dream Speech

56 Years Ago Today: The 1963 March on Washington

August 28, 1963

Monday, December 5, 1955: When Montgomery Walked

April, 1963 — The Beginning of A Long Hot Summer

When Ali Was King

Myrlie Evers: “More than the widow of…”

64 Years After the Montgomery Bus Boycott The City Leads The Way Again

November 22, 1963: Where I Was

Revisiting The I Have A Dream Speech

53 Years Ago: April 9, 1968

When Montgomery Walked…

One Hundred and Fifty Years

June 11, 1963

The Great March on Detroit: June 23, 1963

How I Remember Mrs. Rosa Parks

My Brother, Winston E. Willis:

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Race Relations:

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