The Bradley Prizes formally recognize individuals of extraordinary talent and dedication who have made contributions of excellence in areas consistent with The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s mission. Up to four Prizes of $250,000 each are awarded annually to innovative thinkers and practitioners whose achievements strengthen the legacy of the Bradley brothers and the ideas to which they were committed.
_Walter E. Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Dr. Williams is also a well-known commentator and scholar, who has authored numerous scholarly articles and influential books, including: America: The State Against Blacks, which was made into the PBS documentary Good Intentions; Do the Right Thing: The People’s Economist Speaks; Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed On Discrimination? and Up From The Projects: An Autobiography, which was made into the PBS documentary Suffer No Fools. Dr. Williams writes a nationally syndicated weekly column that is carried by 140 newspapers and several web sites. He has made television appearances on Nightline; Firing Line; Face the Nation; Milton Friedman’s Free To Choose; Crossfire; MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour; and Wall Street Week. In addition, Dr. Williams was a regular commentator for CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, and he was an occasional substitute host for the Rush Limbaugh show for 20 years.