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Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams was born in 1939 and is of Panamanian descent. She lived through a time plagued with segregation and discrimination, and is still frustrated that, in many places, those things still exist. Sarah’s life is intertwined with stories from various cultures: from her days near the rain forest being chased by wild cats, to having educators of Jamaican descent and listening to American R&B and country music in her youth. She has also travelled extensively, visiting and living in America and Europe. Although her story has some cultural distinctions, her testaments are of universal truths: work hard to succeed, love with enthusiasm, persist through tragedy, and embrace diversity. Sarah is a divorced woman who has persevered through the loss of a daughter, but is thankful for the friendships she has with her children who are still living.

 

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