In Memory of Governor William F. Winter

In Memory of Gov. William F. Winter

(February 21, 1923 – December 18, 2020)

We honor the life and legacy of Governor William Winter, who was the conscience of Mississippi and a stalwart champion of education equity and racial reconciliation. We knew him as a true servant leader and friend to our organization, which is honored to bear his name. He will be deeply missed.

Read Mississippi Today’s tribute: ‘One of the greatest Mississippians’: Former Gov. William Winter remembered by friends, dignitaries

An excerpt from our July 2015 interview with Gov. William Winter. Thanks to James J. Carter for interviewing him.
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