I. As an Educator.
As an educator, Prof. Williams has few equals. He
seems to have a heaven-born gift for the work, and
takes the greatest delight in imparting to young minds
the beauties of science according to the most approved
methods. He has had ten years' experience, and has
given instruction in about all the common school
branches and high school courses, in several scien¬
tific subjects, in Greek, Latin, French, German, and
Hebrew, in Plane and Solid Geometry, Plane and
Spherical Trigonometry, and Surveying. To him is
due the credit of building the Method Department of
the Y N. A. C. I. His maiden effort in this direction
was in giving instruction relative to the best methods
for teaching history. For five years, he has taught
the principles, methods, and history of education to
the graduating classes of the Normal Department.
In the Teachers' Institutes held in the State of Vir¬
ginia, he has shown himself a fine trainer of teachers
for the work before them. In the institutes of 1886-
7-8-9, he inculcated the best methods for teaching the
elementary branches. In those of 1886-7-8, he also
gave instruction in L'nited States and General His¬
tory, under which he taught the history of the Colored-
American. The following is a copy of his report to
Pres. J. H. Johnston of the work done by him in the
institute of 1889 :
V N. __ C. I., July 19, 1889.
/'/v.. ./. // Johnston, A AT.,
Dkar Sir :—I have the honor to submit to you a
brief report of the Method Department and Latin
Class taught bytme.