July 11, 2011 – Hour 1

Join us for a discussion about the life and legacy of William “Little Willie” Adams, a venture capitalist who bankrolled numerous black businesses in Baltimore at a time when many African Americans were unable to obtain loans from the banking system.  A leading political player, Adams was a larger-than-life figure whose impact on the city is still felt today.
Joining us to discuss Adams’ life are:

Larry Gibson, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law
Antero Pietila, a former Baltimore Sun reporter and author of Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American city
Michael Eugene Johnson, director of the Paul Robeson Institute

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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