The Tru Story of
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.
Emerging Civil Rights Activist
Upcoming Events Related to
Wednesday, June 9 – 19. Unresolved (Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival)
June 11 – 1st Unresolved podcast released
Sunday, June 13 at 7:30 pm – Leslie a guest on Conversations! show through Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor. Chuck Newman, the founder of PEG, is also the host at Conversations! This show is on Zoom Sunday night from 7:30 to 8:30
You’re invited to join in the next run of the United Way of Washtenaw County’s 21 Day Equity Challenge – kicking off this Juneteenth. The Challenge examines the history and impacts of racism on people’s lived experience in Washtenaw County. The self-guided journey from June 19 – July 9th.