Ezra’s father, Reverend Ezra Tillman Jr., of the First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, told WNEM that he supports his son’s passion “because you can’t create emotion. “
School in Town of Grand Blanc Located about 10 miles southeast of Flint, the Tillman family has dedicated themselves to improving conditions for the black population disproportionately affected by the Flint water crisis. Mayor Sheldon Nelly Awarded Tillman, Jr., was the key to the city last May after he established the Refuge Community Health Center to address the health disparities facing people of color. MLive.com.
The news site reports that the church has also partnered with 501CThree, a non-profit organization founded by actor Jaden Smith, to provide the city with its first portable water filter system. “This is a great honor.” Tillman Jr. told MLive.com that I feel so humbled and grateful for it. “It’s nice to know that your impact goes beyond what you think. I expect to do bigger things in the future, we are far from finished. “
This seems certain, especially with regard to Ezra Tillman III. “I really thank my parents here for giving me this opportunity to share with others and our school more about the history of blacks and African Americans, and I am very proud.” WNEM.