Previous Performances

Conferences and Conventions

Rotary District #1060 2003 District Conference; Bournemouth, England

2006 FIU Honors College Annual Research Conference
Student Research and Artistic Initiatives
Florida International University; Miami Florida
Keynote Speaker

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS)
2003 National Convention; Atlanta, Georgia
Keynote Presenter

Iowa Council for the Social Studies
2002 State Convention; Cedar Rapids, Iowa
After-Dinner Performer and Workshop Presenter

Building Racially Inclusive Communities Conference
Second Annual Midwest Regional Conference; Des Moines, Iowa
After-Dinner Performer and Participated in Workshop on Using the Arts as a Tool to Build Inclusive Communities

Iowa State University 2003 Conference on Race and Ethnicity
Fourth Annual Conference; Ames, Iowa
Performed Play and Presented Workshop on the Legacy of George Washington Carver Today

Artistic and Cultural Events

I?ll Make Me A World In Iowa
2003 State Festival; Des Moines, Iowa
Featured Performer; Billed Under Headliner Actor Blair Underwood

Special Events

George W. Carver National Monument 60th Anniversary Celebration; Diamond, Missouri

Iowa Award Ceremony Honoring Dr. George Washington Carver
2002; Ames, Iowa
Special Guest Performer and Discussion Panelist

Iowa State University Alumni Association
Alumni Days 2000; Ames, Iowa
Interacted as Dr. Carver with Alumni celebrating 50th Graduation from Iowa State University

Colleges and Universities

Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa

Mississippi State University; Starkville, Mississippi

Oklahoma State University; Stillwater, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Cottey College; Nevada, Missouri

Crowder College; Neosho, Missouri

Dickinson State University; Dickinson, North Dakota

University of Nebraska-Omaha; Omaha, Nebraska

Elementary and Secondary Schools and After-School Youth Programs

Bay Catholic Elementary School; Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School; Gary, Indiana

Central Elementary School; Nevada, Iowa

Meeker Elementary School; Ames, Iowa

Willkie House, Inc.; Des Moines, Iowa

Church and Civic Organizations

St. Rose De Lima Catholic Church; Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

St. Joan of Arc Church ARCS (Active, Retired Catholic Seniors); Merrillville, Indiana

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church; Hammond, Indiana

Corporate Events

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int?l, Inc.; Johnston, Iowa and Des Moines, Iowa
Performed at Lunch ?N Learn Employee Workshop


Story County (Iowa) Democrats; Story County, Iowa; August 2000
Raised nearly $3,000 for State Legislature Candidates

(In Conjunction with) The University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Annual Community Service Committee Fundraiser; April 2002


"Paxton Williams IS George Washington Carver! Mr. Williams comes 'alive' as the great scientist and gentle humanitarian, showing his audiences why George W. Carver was an important man for our nation and world. Williams' interactive adaptation of the play for our young students gave the learners a first hand experience into Carver's life and personality. The children felt they really SAW George Washington Carver, and better yet, talked to him! I highly recommend this experience."

1st-2nd Grade Multiage Teacher
Nevada, Iowa

?A beautiful gift. That's what Paxton Williams has provided us all with his one-man play of Dr. George Washington Carver's life. It is educational and entertaining, but it is far more; it is inspirational and empowering. It can move the heart and spirit of the youngest and the oldest audience member and prompt one to think, "Wow. Maybe even I can make a difference." In an age when we are searching for role models and don't always feel we have a place in society, along comes this play. Thank you, Paxton, for using your unique talents to inspire and empower us.?

Academic Advisor
Iowa State University

"The George Washington Carver Story vividly demonstrates the remarkable life of Dr. Carver and, with equal force, provides the historical context in which his accomplishments occurred. His will to succeed, perseverance and belief in his dream are timeless. I attended the performance with my middle-school aged son who was fascinated by his life and times and asked penetrating questions about why Dr. Carver had to endure such treatment when he simply wanted to learn and help others. This universal appeal makes it a "must see" for adults and children."

Attorney at Law
Des Moines, Iowa

"BRAVO! A brilliant performance! Williams captures the essence and spirit of Carver in a realistic and poignant manner with his humanistic touch! Audiences will laugh and learn, and look at the beautiful world around us differently following this performance by listening to their own still small voice! Inspiring!"

Indiana University Graduate Student

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