Yvonne Carter Williams receives the Paul Robeson and Zora Neal Hurston Celebrated Elder Award
March 20, 2010
Yvonne Carter Williams (BA Lib 1953), longtime professor and administrator at The College of Wooster (OH), received the Paul Robeson and Zora Neal Hurston Celebrated Elder Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service in the Promotion of Black Studies. The award, which is presented annually by the National Council for Black Studies, recognized her contributions to the development and promotion of Africana Studies at The College of Wooster, DePauw University and the Great Lakes Colleges Association Black Studies Conference. On October 7, 2003 she was honored by being inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. Carter was also a founding member of the Penn State chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in 1953.