"This is the story of a life well lived but with diffi culties along the way. Dr. Williams
tells how he overcame challenges and found a meaningful and fulfi lling life with
perseverance and the grace of God.
With the aid of three great religions, Catholic, Baptist and the Nation of Islam he
was placed on a trajectory of success. As a child his mother was told he was
mentally retarded. After starting high school at the age of 12, and the only Black
in all of his classes for four years, he was told “any college that accepts you is
hard up”. His father told him he was too stupid to fi nish high school and that he
should quit and get a job. Then as a 21-year-old recently discharged Air Force
veteran he discovered his mother had been killed by a hit-and-run white male
driver. Enraged, he embarked on a life of crime for two years until arrested and
sentenced to Walpole Maximum Security Penitentiary in Massachusetts. When
released, he enrolled in college and 15 years later received his doctorate degree
in Clinical Psychology. In the tradition of “when you get to where you’re going don’t
forget where you’ve been” he tells the story how he and perhaps others released
from prison can turn their lives around. Now as a Forensic Clinical Psychologist in
private practice and assistant professor at Hampton University he tells you “there’s
plenty of room at the top, it’s just those darn bottoms that are so crowded”."
About Dr. Earle Williams
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Published June 5, 2012
Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help.