AAHGS Willie Lee Gay Chapter Meeting: Journey on Freedom Road
June 12, 2021 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Houston, TX

Presentation:  Journey on Freedom Road

(Via ZOOM) - Link will be sent to AAHGS Willie Lee Gay Chapter Members.  For non-members requesting to visit our chapter meeting, please email your request for a link to htown@aahgs.org

Journey with me on the freedom road to discovery as I travel back in time to uncover documents and information that revealed hidden history that was laying in plain sight.

Bio - Samuel L. Collins III

Samuel Collins III has been providing financial services in the Galveston County community for over 20 years.  He has a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station.  He has worked at both a regional brokerage firm and a large wirehouse.  In April 2012 he decided to open SLC Investment Services to better serve his clients. 

Sam serves on several boards including:  National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Bryan Museum Delegado, Rosenberg Library Trustee and the Ruby Bridges Foundation (National Board).  Other boards that Sam has served on include Galveston Historical Foundation, Old Central Cultural Center, NIA Cultural Center, Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Galveston Economic Development Partnership, Texas Historical Commission State Board of Review & Texas A & M University Letterman's association.  

In 2015 Sam was awarded the Galveston County Citizen of the Year by the Galveston Daily Newspaper. In 2012 Sam was recognized as an Unsung Hero by the Galveston County Daily Newspaper.

            Sam is married to his wife Doris.  They have four children, two girls and two boys. Sam is active in his local church Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church where he serves as an associate minister under the leadership of Dr. William L Randall Jr. Sam and Doris have several philanthropic interests. They mainly support their local church and youth in the Galveston County area.  

            Sam's favorite quote is "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime".


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