Clara B. Williams: The True Definition of “Praise Him In the Hallway”

…St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, past president of the Cook County Physicians Association, and a founding director of the Seaway National Bank of Chicago, now the country’s largest black-owned bank. So you see, if it wasn’t for Clara’s dedication and perseverance, we would have never seen such excellence.

Clara went on to receive many honors during her lifetime. She succeeded despite the significant obstacles of discrimination placed before her while pursuing higher education. In 1961, NMSU named Williams Street on the main campus in her honor. “She received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from NMSU in 1980. Williams passed away in 1994. She was 108. Clara Belle Williams Day has been issued in the state of New Mexico on February 13.

Thank you for your service Clara. We see you praising