NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams and Ramarley Graham Family attorney Royce Russell talk about their experiences and thoughts about the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Jumaane D. Williams is a first-generation Brooklynite of West Indian parentage. He is a proud product of our city’s public school system, including Brooklyn Tech and Brooklyn College. It was while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Brooklyn College that Jumaane realized civic engagement and community empowerment would be his focus. He received a Master’s Degree, also from Brooklyn College, in Urban Policy and Administration; during these studies, Jumaane honed his skills as an organizer and also served as the graduate student body president. Williams is now a Democratic member of the New York City Council, representing the 45th Council District which includes parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn.

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