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Biographical Details of Leadership
Contemporary Lens on Black Leadership
Historical Focus on Race
High School Activities
BOND: Did you participate in school activities of any kind?
WILLIAMS: I did.
BOND: Student government or anything like that?
WILLIAMS: I was involved in student government briefly. I was involved in intramural basketball, softball, but a lot of my activities actually were outside of school, in the YMCA and the Boys' Club. That's where I spent a lot of time on teams there.
WILLIAMS: Sports, yeah.
BOND: Because you're tall I guess basketball was --
WILLIAMS: Basketball was my favorite, yes. But I couldn't make the Chicago Bulls for some reason. I can't quite understand why that was. [laughs]
BOND: Anything you participated in school or any of these other activities that you think helped you develop leadership skills?
WILLIAMS: Probably debate club, I would think. I was in debate club briefly while I was in high school.
BOND: Any clubs that you rose to a leadership position?
WILLIAMS: Not in high school. No, not in high school nor in undergrad.