About Me

Here's a little about Les and what she's up to

Leslie McGraw, Owner of Les Go Social Media Marketing and Training, began sorting out her surroundings through writing in third grade following a move with her family to a new school district. She discovered her voice through the pen, maturing into a performance poet, blogger, online content writer and freelance journalist. Today she lends this voice to advocacy, where she is passionate about helping others share their stories of struggle and victory as an empowering tool to restore and strengthen communities.

In January 2015, Leslie began a new adventure when a cold-case investigative lawyer out of Tennessee accessed documents vital to the case of Elbert Williams. Elbert Williams, her great grand uncle, was a civil rights and voting rights activist, as well as an officer of the NAACP. He was kidnapped on June 20, 1940 and never seen alive again. After a plea to the Tennessee legislature to reopen the case, District Attorney Garry Brown reopened the case in 2018. The case has been since closed. However, family and community members have all worked to get his name and legacy in its rightful place in history. 

Daughter

Zaria Joi

Historian and Artist

Karen Lafreya Simpson

Journalist and Activist

Ida B. Wells-Barnett*

Grandmother

Bertha Louise (Taylor Brown King) Rowry

Great-Grand Uncle and Early Voting Rights Activist

Elbert Williams*

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