Williams, whose grandfather is the late civil rights leader Hosea Williams, has participated in protests following the deaths of George Floyd, who died on Memorial Day in Minneapolis after an officer kneeled on his neck, and Breonna Taylor, who was shot in her home by police in Louisville, Kentucky, in March during a botched drug raid.
Williams is now making it known that she is proud of her grandfather Hosea’s legacy.
She recently uploaded pictures of Hosea Williams, then a leader in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, marching with present-day congressman John Lewis at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965, a day that would come to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”
About 600 civil rights marchers had gotten to the Edmund Pettus Bridge when state and local lawmen attacked the crowd with billy clubs and tear gas, severely beating and injuring many of the marchers.
“#Legacy #RevHoseaWilliams #CongressmanJohnLewis #CivilRights #Selma ✊🏾 We won’t let you down! 🙏🏾 We shall overcome,” Williams captioned the gallery of black-and-white photos.
Fans applauded the reality diva for what they deemed to be continuing the legacy of her grandfather, who dedicated his life to bettering the lives of Black Americans.
“Your Grandfather was such a handsome man!! He is sure proud of you!! ❤️.”
“Wow, legacy. Keep going 👑👑😍😍.”
“He is so proud of you, Porsha. May he continue to RIP and you continue his legacy.”
“You are making him proud, Porsha!! ✊🏽🖤.”
“This is a layer of you that we saw when you first started the show, and even though you are funny as hell, I hope they go back to highlighting this part of your life. Your voice is powerful.”
“You’re making your Grandfather proud!! Keep continuing his legacy.”
“Porsha, your Grandfather would be proud of you. REPRESENT!!👍.”
“It’s good to see you following in his footsteps, Porsha.”
“DM @workwincelebrate Now … We love you, we hear you, and we stand with you! #BlackLivesMatter #Unity #Movement,” she captioned the message.
Williams has been marching with McKinley, with whom she shares a 1-year-old daughter.
Also, Williams, fellow housewife Kandi Burruss, and “Real Housewives of Potomac” reality star Gizelle Bryant are collaborating with Bravo TV on Monday, June 8, for an open dialogue on being Black in America.
“Black Stories Matter. Black Voices! An open dialogue on being Black in America with @edailypop host Justin Sylvester @theladysitter, MONDAY @ 7 pm ET on @BravoTV Instagram Live. ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊ #AmplifyMelanatedVoices #ShareBlackStories,” Williams captioned the coming-soon Instagram Live chat.
Williams received praise for her newfound dedication to bringing awareness to social justice issues during a time where tensions are at an all-time high.
Fans said they look forward to hearing from the reality star and businesswoman.
“I really only wanna hear from Porsha. I feel like all these other housewives have been very reserved in their commentary.”
“I love you, Porsha❤️ Thank for fighting for all blacks around the world 💯.”
“Yes! Porsha proud of you taking your platform to next levels!!”
“Love this, P!! You are out here on the front line for the community!! Stay safe and blessed, Sis!!”