Against the backdrop of the iconic National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sean Williams addressed the crowd. He reminded fathers, families, and supporters of their charge and the importance of this time in history and why dads are as important as they have ever been.
Sean is a leader and he speaks from experience. Years ago when he and his family moved to a Long Island neighborhood where there weren’t many people of color, he received compliments from some neighbors for being an involved dad. He was surprised and disappointed - why wouldn’t he be involved?
He set out on a mission to change the narrative about black fathers. He co-founded The Dad Gang with the goal to “defy stereotypes, shatter myths and celebrate black fatherhood everyday.”
Through events like the one today - a march from the National Museum of African American History and Culture to Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC - they are able showcase black fathers who are thriving and supportive of their families.
They also offer support and encouragement wherever it’s needed. Today’s DC march was one of several others around the country.