Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Dr. Michelle A. Williams was honored with the 2017 Trailblazer Award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York as part of its annual Black History Month celebration.
Dr. Williams gave a keynote address about the importance of education in African American history at the February 17 event, held in downtown Brooklyn. She said that her own story—emigrating from Jamaica, growing up in East New York and attending public schools in Queens with teachers who inspired her—is testament to the key role that education plays in helping people lead fulfilling, long, and healthy lives. “Education is the single greatest catalyst to human progress, everywhere and always,” she said.
Read a Brooklyn Daily Eagle article about Dean Williams’ Trailblazer Award: U.S. Attorney’s office hosts annual Black History Month event
Read Dean Williams’s keynote address: The Role of Education in African American History.