Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Read the feature "Building a Bridge" in the Winter 2023 issue of New York Archives Magazine


Watch a short interview with authors Enid Gort and John Caher



Authors Enid Gort and John Caher discuss their new book, A Bridge to Justice: The Life of Franklin H. Williams. Williams was a visionary and trailblazer who devoted his life to the pursuit of civil rights—not through acrimony and violence and hatred, but through reason and example. A Bridge to Justice sheds new light on this practical, pragmatic bridge-builder and brilliant yet complex individual whose life reflected the opportunities and constraints of an intellectually elite Black man in the 20th century.

About The speakers

Enid Gort is an anthropologist and Africanist. Her articles have appeared in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of African Studies and Social Science and Medicine. She wrote a chapter entitled "Swazi Traditional Healers, Role Transformation and Gender” in African Feminism: The Politics of Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Dr. Gwendolyn Mikell. A consultant on an award-winning PBS documentary on Ambassador Williams, she holds a degree in education from Kean College and master’s and doctorate degrees from Columbia University.


John M. Caher is the author or coauthor of eight books and the principal writer of a PBS documentary on Franklin H. Williams, "A Bridge to Justice." Caher has degrees from Syracuse University (Utica College) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a former reporter and editor for the Albany Times Union and bureau chief for the New York Law Journal. Caher’s reporting has garnered more than twenty awards, including prestigious honors from the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Erie County Bar Association.

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