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Leadership Lessons from the Life of Rosa Parks with Dr. Angela Sadler

Episode 3

n this episode, Dr. Mike interviews documentary filmmaker and television personality, Dr. Angela Sadler Williamson, who is a cousin of civil rights icon, Rosa Parks. Through family interactions with "Cousin Rosie" and her deep research in support of her award-winning documentary, Angela offers reflections and insights on Rosa Parks as a leader, supporter of leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a member of the broader team of civil rights workers.

Join us as Angela relates her observations of Rosa Park as someone who invested in young people who she knew would someday continue the unfinished work of civil rights and dignity for all. There are also some fun, personal anecdotes that no one but a family member would know.

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Dr. Angela Sadler Williamson’s 2020 Emmy nominated documentary film “My Life with Rosie,” about the activism of her cousin, Rosa Parks, has won numerous “Best Documentary” titles at film festivals across the country and was recently acquired by PBS. Angela’s companion book, “My Life With Rosie: A Bond Between Cousins” was named “Best Children’s Book about Black History” by "Mothering Magazine" and continues to be an international bestseller.

Angela has over 25 years of experience in broadcast TV, cable news and higher education industries. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from California State University, Fullerton, in Mass Communications, and her doctorate in Human Services with a specialization in Management of Nonprofit Agencies from Capella University in Minnesota. She is now an associate communication studies professor at Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier, CA, as well as the host of the KLCS PBS show “Everybody with Angela Williamson,” which emphasizes diversity within education, the arts, and people.

Angela is a former producer and copywriter for the Orange County News Channel, Fox 11 Television, Fox Sports West, and Prime Ticket and a multiple Telly awards recipient. She continues to leverage her marketing and TV skills for social good by involving herself in Southern California-based projects or organizations that focus on improving the communities they serve. Angela is a proud member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, an organization making a difference in women’s lives by promoting educational opportunities.

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