Michael Paul Williams

  • Discussing the Legacy of Confederate Monuments in Richmond and Beyond with Michael Paul Williams

    Air Dates: January 10-16, 2022 Most Americans want to believe that the United States of America as a bastion of liberal democracy.  But Michael Paul Williams is a columnist whose work exposes the illiberal elements in American society, including white supremacy, banning books, and vigilantism. Michael Paul Williams is a native of Richmond and longtime columnist at the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Williams joined The Times Dispatch in 1982 and covered … Read More

  • Michael Paul Williams Awarded the 2021 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Michael Paul Williams will be awarded the 2021 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square at this virtual event on the Pell Center’s Facebook Page.  The Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square has honored storytellers whose work has a meaningful, positive impact on the public dialogue since 2013.  Williams is the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Commentary for his “penetrating and historically insightful columns that … Read More

  • Critical Race Theory and the End of Myth-Making: Into America’s Fear of Truth Telling

    Speaker: David Stovall, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago This event is held in partnership with Salve Regina University’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention  

  • Michael Paul Williams Named 2021 Recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I.—Michael Paul Williams, a long-time columnist for The Richmond Times Dispatch, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square.  Awarded since 2013, the prize honors storytellers whose work has a meaningful, positive impact on the public dialogue. Williams joined The Times Dispatch in 1982 and covered local government for a decade before becoming a columnist for the paper a decade … Read More

  • 2021 Fall Event Series Announced

    We are pleased to announce our 2021 fall event series.  Tickets to these events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date.  Please RSVP for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page and call 401-341-2927 or email [email protected] with questions.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and be notified when tickets become available.  While we currently plan … Read More