Kennedy Williams

Stories from Kennedy Williams

They say everyone has an American Dream.

I ask what do they really mean?

They say it’s that something that’ll make you grind for weeks.

I say “Oh really?!” Because I’ve been working nonstop, with little to no sleep.

 

Shift after shift, making minimum wage.

James Baldwin’s interpretation of American life in light of the turmoil surrounding civil rights comes at an advantage. Without disregarding the other important struggles of many Blacks, Baldwin’s absence in America allows him to view issues in a more global lens. In the recount of his time and the events surrounding this issue, Baldwin gives viewers every aspect he can of civil rights. Evers, King, and Malcolm X’s approaches to the issues provide various angles, giving a more well-rounded insight in which Baldwin accounts.