His Wonders to Perform tells the story of my parents, Anna and Willie Horne, and my cousin Robert Louis Battle, the current artistic director of America's Cultural Ambassador to the World, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. But even more important than my cousin's ascension to the top of the international dance world is the story of how God kept faith with our family and led us along our tumultuous way to places of rest and quiet where we came to know that God really does move in mysterious ways in his wonders to perform.
|Black and White
|6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)
Dessie Williams is an eighty-one-year-old, retired English teacher who plied her trade in the Miami-Dade school system for thirty-two years. A 1957 graduate of Tallahassee's Florida A&M University, Mrs. Williams is the mother of two adult biological children and one adopted son—her cousin Robert Louis Battle. A lover of all things artistic, Williams has devoted much of her life to the pursuit of the joys found in literature, music, and the performing arts. She considers a moment during a sixties Q and A session when her idol Bette Davis answered her question, one of the high points of her life. Currently residing in Miami, Florida, Williams is, and has been, for the past fifty years, the minister of music at the Wactor Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.
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