"They Call Me Little Willie" Author Talk


At age 15, William L. Adams moved from the cotton fields of North Carolina to Baltimore, and became a numbers runner to support himself. With his preternatural understanding of finance and business, he rapidly ascended to head his own illegal gambling operation. Adams used his influence and resources for good, launching scores of legal businesses, including the first black-owned company to go public on Wall Street. His ultimate goal was to empower Baltimore's black community economically, politically, and socially. Hear the fascinating story of "Little Willie" by Mark Cheshire, author of They Call Me Little Willie and by Adams' business partner Theo Rodgers, CEO of A and R Development. A book discussion and signing follows.

Receive a free copy of the book! Limited to the first 30 people. Visit the museum during its regular operating hours and request your free copy at the Visitors' Services desk. 

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They Call Me Little Willie book cover
Date and Time
Saturday, March 25, 2:00 pm
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1816
Included with museum admission