Maurice Williams Honored Today

From the release:

    On Monday March 12th at 10 AM the Press Room on the 5th Floor of the Wilson Building will be dedicated in honor of Maurice Williams. Maurice was the WHUR reporter who was killed when the building was taken over by Hanafi Muslims. The dedication will be held just a few days after the 30th anniversary of the take over (March 9, 1977 ).

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Mayor Adrian Fenty ( Presenter )
    Council Chair Vincent Gray ( Presenter )
    Council Member Marion Barry
    Former Council Chair Sterling Tucker
    Daniel Maiaschin, Executive Vice President B’nai Brith
    J. Millard Watkins III, General Manager WHUR Radio
    Kojo Nnamdi, WAMU Radio
    Bruce Johnson, WUSA
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    From the release:

      On Monday March 12th at 10 AM the Press Room on the 5th Floor of the Wilson Building will be dedicated in honor of Maurice Williams. Maurice was the WHUR reporter who was killed when the building was taken over by Hanafi Muslims. The dedication will be held just a few days after the 30th anniversary of the take over (March 9, 1977 ).

      Confirmed Speakers:

      Mayor Adrian Fenty ( Presenter )
      Council Chair Vincent Gray ( Presenter )
      Council Member Marion Barry
      Former Council Chair Sterling Tucker
      Daniel Maiaschin, Executive Vice President B’nai Brith
      J. Millard Watkins III, General Manager WHUR Radio
      Kojo Nnamdi, WAMU Radio
      Bruce Johnson, WUSA
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      CONFIRMED GUESTS:

      Current Council Members:
      Council Member Harry Thomas
      Council Member Tommy Wells
      Council Member Jim Graham

      1977 City Council Members:
      Former Council Member Willie Hardy
      Former Counil Member William Spaulding
      Former Counilmember Rev Jerry Moore

      Special Guest:
      Christine Rodgers-Cantrell and Yvonne Rodgers-Anthony-Cantrell, daughters of D.C. Special Police Officer Mack Cantrell who died from wounds he suffered at the District Building on March 9th 1977.

      Friends and colleagues of Maurice Williams:
      Commander Rudolph Brewington, USN
      Paul Brock
      Milt Coleman

      Invited but not yet confirmed or unable to attend:

      Former Council Member Doug Moore
      Former Chief of Police Ike Fullwood
      Former Council Member Arrington Dixon ( will not be able to attend, but his daughter will. )
      Former Council Member Nadine Winter
      Former Council Chair Linda Cropp ( unable to attend )

      All current members of the D.C. City Council

      All current and past members of the D.C. Press Corps