John Williams was born and raised in a small town called Rolling Fork, about 10 miles east of the Mississippi River. “When you watch Mississippi in the movies, that’s the part where I’m from,” he described. “Most of the homes are mobile homes, or these really small and long rectangular homes called shotgun homes. We lived in one of the most impoverished towns in the state of Mississippi,” with a population of just over two thousand, and a poverty rate of over 25%.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://bubble.io/blog/black-entrepreneurship-john-williams/