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Ted Williams III
Ted Williams III

Ted Williams III

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Ted Williams III is a performing artist and educator who lives to inspire. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Rutgers University, and is a former host of PBS Television’s The Professors weekly talk show. He has provided political commentary for BET-TV, WGN-TV, NBC-TV, Upfront with Jesse Jackson, PRI, WVON radio, and a host of additional media outlets. He has appeared in commercials and training videos and considers one of his crowning achievements the creation of 1619: The Journey of a People, TORN the Musical, and of the book The Way Out: Christianity, Politics, and the Future of the African American Community. 1619 was nominated for the 2020 August Wilson Award for the Best Writing of a Musical by the Black Theater Alliance Awards. He is also a contributor to the Third World Press text, Not Our President and was featured in the film Human Zoos. Williams is a former political candidate and a current Illinois Humanities Road Scholar. Ted wears many hats including mentor, college professor, actor, writer, and producer as well as being a devoted husband and father to his family. Ted is available for speaking, acting and voiceovers, as well as bringing one of his musical productions to your school, church or community event. Contact us for more information.

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