T. Willard Fair has been the president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami for 50 years, yes half of a century. When he took office JFK was president and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had not been passed by Congress. He has spent his time fighting to educate, employ and economically empower youths and their parents, especially those of Liberty City, enabling them to reach their fullest potential.
I speak as a cop of 25 years working most of my years in, or directing troops in, Liberty City and declare that Mr. Fair has done more to make the area safer this past half century than any other individual. So in addition to his well-earned titles of civil rights leader, educator and living legend, I humbly proclaim him to be a crime fighter and am quite proud to have had the privilege to work with him.
Charles E. Nanney, major, Miami-Dade Police, Pembroke Pines