Dr. Eugene Williams, Sr.

Dr. Williams attended a segregated school in central Virginia. As an adult, he received a bachelor's degree in English from Saint Paul's College in 1964, a master's degree in Administration and Supervision from The University of Virginia in 1968, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Miami in 1972.

He became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha while attending Saint Paul's College. In 1964, Dr. Williams began his career in education as an English teacher at Jackson P. Burley High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. After receiving his doctorate, he became the Coordinator of Secondary Education at Howard University from 1972 to 1978.

In 1978, he served as a Senior Research Scientist and Curriculum Designer for Lawrence Johnson & Associates, Inc. In 1980, he served briefly as a Supervisor of Instruction for the D.C. Public School System, and later became the Dean of Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1983, he became an Assistant Principal at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. In 1989, Williams was chosen to be the Director of Test Improvement for the D.C. Public School System.

In 1999, Williams developed and coordinated a vocational training program for the University of the District of Columbia. After several years of retirement, he returned to the classroom and taught English, in the Prince George's County (MD) School System, and writing courses at Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. Dr.

Williams is also the President and founder of Academic Resources Unlimited Inc., a 501C3 tax-exempt organization that provides tutoring in Reading, Math, SAT Prep along with publishing opportunities for teachers, students, and administrators.

Books by Dr. Williams:

  • The singing of the Lift Every Voice and Sing anthem, By James Weldon Johnson, affirms us as black people and gives us a feeling of liberation. It liberates us to think freely as a people, who have helped to build America. African Americans are a vital part of America, and thus we should be recognized as such.
  • More than 70% of all professional football and basketball players are African American, thus making them a vital part of American sports and society. American public school districts should be encouraged to include the anthem in American History curriculum because it is a part of American History and American children should know about it. Overall, the anthem is a significant part of African- American history ,and learning about it and its history could enhance the self-image of African-American students who don’t receive a sufficient opportunity to learn about African-American achievements and contributions.
  • There have been over 15 college and professional athletic teams which have joined the movement. Newspapers have conducted interviews, printed the success stories of teams being participatory, and literature has been distributed to continue to educate more and more citizens.
  • We are educationally promoting the performance of the anthem to the NBA teams, NCAA Teams, NFL teams and public school systems throughout the United States of America.
  • YOU will have a feeling of making history yourself when you have participated in this movement..

Dr. Mary H. Johnson

Dr. Mary H. Johnson, the first principal and co-founder of The Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter High School, has been involved in education for over thirty years. Her school is one of the few such charter schools in the United States. Having opened in September 1998, the school is located in southwest Washington, D.C. and serves 200 students from throughout the city. Dr. Johnson and her school have been featured in The Washington Times and The Washington Post,. She is sometimes referred to as the "Marva Collins" of Washington, D.C. because of her reputation for working hard and enhancing the quality of life for her students.

Dr. Johnson, a professor of Mathematics and Education at the University of The District of Columbia, retired from the D.C. Public School System after many years as a mathematics teacher and school administrator. While serving as a principal in the D.C. School System, she also was an adjunct professor of Mathematics at Howard University. She has taught mathematics at The University of Maryland, Howard University, Bennett College, and George Washington University.

Dr. Johnson is also the author of YOU ARE SPECIAL:A CHILD'S GUIDE FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING. This guide is designed to teach young people the principles of effective and productive living. It is based on the TEN COMMANDMENTS and other biblical principles. Dr. Johnson has appeared on numerous radio and talk shows discussing her book.