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November 7, 2023 31 mins

In this episode, we hear from 95-year-old William Wattleton, who has lived an incredible life full of impactful moments. He shares his journey from growing up in Alabama, his family co-founding the self-governed black municipality of Hobson City, Alabama, joining the Army, and eventually settling in Milwaukee.

William also discusses his involvement in a lawsuit which resulted in significant changes in workers' rights and opportunities. Throughout the conversation, we learn about his resilience, activism, and unwavering faith in making positive changes in the world. It's a fascinating and informative episode that highlights the importance of using one's voice to stand up for what is right and just.

00:2:51 First self-governed black municipality of Hobson City, Alabama.

00:07:34 From Alabama to the Army.

00:20:39 Disparities observed at Laddish.

00:22:37 Fight for equal pay rights in the Supreme Court.

00:26:25 Importance of exercising voting rights.

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