Ronald Williams

Alabama Black Liberation Front (ABLF) Ronald Williams was one of three men arrested in Tarrant, Jefferson County, on September 15, 1970, after being targeted by police for their political and civil rights activities. Williams and ABLF founder Wayland Bryant were convicted of felony assault on the police, although no evidence of weapons use was found, and served five years in Holman Correctional Facility. After appeals were denied, Williams fled to Oregon, was granted asylum by its governor, and lived out the rest of his life in Oregon, dying on January 25, 1985, at only 38 years old.

Photo courtesy of Kaila Thomas, A Grandfather's Legacy Project