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You Don't Say: 'We've Made Some Great Strides, But We've Still Got A Long Way To Go.'

Hillary Tan
Mid Missouri NAACP President Mary Ratliffe speaks with 97-year-old veteran Sehon Williams about living and raising a family over the decades in Columbia, for this edition of KBIA's 'You Don't Say' series. The two spoke at Williams' kitchen table at his ho

In this edition of KBIA’s “You Don’t Say” series, mid-Missouri NAACP Director Mary Ratliff speaks with long-time Columbian Sehon Williams.

Williams is a 97-year-old World War II veteran who has many memories – of growing up and going to school in Columbia, going to war, and raising a family in the neighborhood at Garth and Worley where he’s lived through the decades.

Williams invited KBIA and Ms. Ratliff into his home for this You Don’t Say conversation – they sat around Williams’ kitchen table to discuss growing up, finding love, and raising families, in Columbia.

You Don’t Say is a special project commissioned by the City of Columbia’s bicentennial Como200 task force. It’s co-produced by the Sharp End Heritage Committee and KBIA.

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
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