Entertainment

Doug Williams

Entertainer  |  Motivational

Born into a large family in Smithdale, Mississippi, Doug and his siblings (The Williams Brothers) began their musical careers in the back yard, using broken brooms for microphones. Doug became a member of this famed gospel group at the age of five years old. ” I’m Still Here and I’m a Living Testimony to what God can do,” proclaims Doug Williams, the youngest member of The Williams Brothers group. Today, he is considered one of gospel music’s premier and most dynamic legendary artists of all times.  Read More…

Will North

Entertainer  |  Motivational

Raised in Savannah, Georgia, Will began performing in musical theater productions at the age of five. After receiving his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama where he performed extensively in university productions, North performed as an entertainer in Disney World and on cruise ships throughout the Mediterranean. Settling in New York City, he ventured into acting with small roles on soaps and television dramas while performing occasionally off Broadway.  Read More…

Diane Williams

Storyteller, Motivational Speaker

Diane Williams, a New Jersey native who came to Mississippi  by way of Texas, has been called a story-weaver, a keeper of treasured tales, and a collector of phrases. Williams weaves her tales from books, history, myths, legends, and folktales, and many of her stories are original Her newest released  book, Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell: Myths, Legends and Bald-Faced Lies, was published by History Press.  A recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Award for Regional Leadership and Service, the National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award, and the Mississippi Humanities Council’s Special Chair’s Award, Diane was a finalist in the National Storytelling Contest, and is a recipient of both a scholarship and research grant from the National Storytelling Network, of which she is a past board chairperson. Read More…