December 03, 2020

Contact: Simone Slykhous, Managing Editor

Walter E. Williams, RIP

Creators is saddened to share that our beloved columnist Walter E. Williams has passed away. We have lost a special member of the Creators family, and the world has lost a powerful and truly unique voice.

Walter E. Williams joined Creators in 1991 and became one of our most widely read and esteemed columnists. As a professor, he cared deeply about giving our nation’s youth the best education possible. As an economist, he didn't pull punches when calling out politicians for policies that didn't serve this country. Walter E. Williams raised his larger-than-life voice to best serve the black community. “It is fitting that his final column, written on the same day that he passed away, was focused on improving the education of inner-city black children,” says Rick Newcombe, founder of Creators. “He was one of Creators Syndicate’s first columnists, and he was a great friend to the company and to me personally. The whole nation has lost a wonderful man who was a powerful voice for freedom. His absence will be felt by all of America.”

Our hearts and condolences go out to Walter E. Williams' family, colleagues, dear readers and the communities he impacted. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to work with him and will honor his memory by continuing to promote the values for which he stood.



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Simone Slykhous, Managing Editor, Creators


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